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YOLANDA GALE ADAMS

November 7, 1958 November 10, 2020
YOLANDA GALE ADAMS
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YOLANDA GALE ADAMS, DAUGHTER, MOTHER, SISTER AND GRANDMOTHER WAS CALLED HOME ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH; THREE DAYS AFTER HER 62ND BIRTHDAY.

SHE WAS BORN ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH, 1958 IN BROOKLYN, NY TO ROSA KORNEGAY AND ROBERT ADAMS JR.

YOLANDA IS SURVIVED BY HER MOTRHER, ROSA; HER BONUS DAD, ROBERT; HER BONUS MOM, HAZELINE; HER SIBLINGS, DARRYL, TAMERA (DARYL), NICOLE AND THADDEUS (PAMELA): HER ONLY DAUGHTER, YARIDA AND SON-IN -LAW WILLIAM AND HER ONLY SON ZURI AND DAUGHTER-IN -LAW ARIANNA; AND HER THREE GRANDCHILDREN, YAZMIN, ZAHIR, AND ZHANE; HER AUNTS, MARY AND MILDRED; AND A HOST OF NIECES, NEPHEWS, COUSINS, AND LONG-TIME FRIENDS.

SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER FATHER, ROBERT ADAMS JR. AND BOTH MATERNAL AND PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS. SHE SPENT HER CHILDHOOD BEING RAISED BETWEEN NEW YORK AND NORTH CAROLINA WHERE SHE LOVED PLAYING WALL BALL AND GOING DANCING. SHE WELCOMED HER DAUGHTER, YARIDA, INTO THE WORLD WHEN SHE WAS LIVING IN NEW YORK, FOLLOWED BY HER SON, ZURI, A FEW YEARS LATER. THEY THEN MOVED TO MARYLAND WHERE SHE RAISED HER FAMILY AND WORKED FOR SHIMADZU FOR NUMEROUS YEARS, ULTIMATELY TRANSFERRING TO THE FDA, WHERE SHE WOULD RETIRE.

SHE WAS PARTICULARLY FOND OF COOKING, READING NOVELS AND WRITING POERTRY. AND OUTSTANDING MOTHER TO ALL, YOLANDA GAVE LOVE TO ALL THOSE AROUND HER , AND WAS A BEACON OF LIGHT OT HER FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND EVEN THOSE SHE'D NEVER MET.

YOLANDA JOINED AMULET CHAPTER NO. 85, ORDER TO THE EASTERN STAR, PRINCE HALL AFFILIATED, MARYLAND AND ITS JURISDICTION IN SEPTEMBER OF 2000. SHE SERVED AS THE WORTHY MATRON, THE HIGHEST POSITION OF LEADERSHIP WITHIN THE CHAPTER, FROM 2008-2009. 

YOLAND LATER RELOCATED TO NORTH CAROLINA TO LIVE CLOSER TO HER PARENTS. AS PART OF HER LIFE IN WILSON, SHE JOINED A LOCAL CHURCH AND BECAME A SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENT. WHEN SHE WAS NO LONGER ABLE TO ATTEND SERVICES, SHE ENROLLED IN HARVARD/MIT ONLINE BIBLE COURSES. MOST RECENTLY SHE ASSISTED HER SISTER TAMARA WITH HER LAUNCH OF AN ONLINE SUNDAY SCHOOL FELLOWSHIP.

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1:00 PM 11/17/2020 1:00:00 PM
WAYMAN CHAPEL CEMETERY

451 GHIO RD
HAMLET, NC 28345

PUBLIC VIEWING WILL BE HELD FROM 12 - 1PM AT GRAVESIDE FOLLOWED BY THE SERVICE AT 1PM.

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451 GHIO RD HAMLET 28345 NC
United States
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