Michael Monroe Adams

Published 11:23 am Thursday, February 23, 2012

HAMPTON, Va. – Michael Monroe Adams, “Pop”, 68, of Hampton, VA ascended into Heaven on his mother’s birthday, after a short and sudden illness on February 20, 2012, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born April 18, 1943 in Ahoskie, raised in Aulander and was a graduate of Aulander High School, class of 1961.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Orville and Mittie Adams; and a brother, Monroe Adams.

He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Trena; as well as two adored sons and their wives, Lee and Beth Adams and Mark and Debbie Adams. He also leaves to cherish his memories his two grandsons, “His Boys” –  Michael and Matthew Adams – and two granddaughters, “Baby Girl” Madeline and Grace Adams; a sister, Virginia Cooke and husband, Ray, of Ahoskie; and two brothers, Tony Adams and wife, Monica, of Ahoskie and Danny Adams and wife, Judy, of Ritzville, WA.

Mike worked as a Medic in the Army; was a Shipbuilder at Newport News Shipbuilding and recently retired from the produce department after 15 years of service with Walmart, but his greatest joy came from caring for his family. He will always be known as “Pop” to his grandchildren whom he loved so dearly. He had a very close relationship with each of them.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 24, 2012 at the Garrett-Jones Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home in Ahoskie.

Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society, 930 Wellness Drive #B, Greenville, NC 27834.

Friends and family may send online condolences to www.garrettjonesfh.com

Garrett-Jones Funeral Home in Ahoskie is serving the Adams family.