Pastor Leroy Adams, Jr. of Ruby, SC, (formerly of Monroe, NC) went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 9, 2009.
Born in Union County July 12, 1938 to the late Leroy Adams Sr. and Madelean Helms Adams. He is preceded in death by a great grandson Kenton Mull and a sister-in-law Diane Adams. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 12, 2009 at 12:00 PM in Whispering Pines Baptist Church , Hartsville, SC conducted by Pastor Jack Roberts of Louisville, KY and Pastor Scott Kidwell of Ijamsville, MD. Burial will follow in Lakeland Memorial Park.
Pastor Leroy Adams is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Shirley Helms Adams, two daughters Susan Helms husband Rusty of Monroe, NC, Sherry Kidwell husband Scott of Ijamville, MD, four grandchildren Sandi Mull husband Brandon, and Jacob Helms all of Monroe, Rachel and Justin Kidwell of Ijamsville, MD, two great grandchildren Ethan and Kierstin Mull both of Monroe, three brothers Clyde “Tom” Adams wife Sylvia, Johnny Adams, and Larry Adams wife Brenda all of Monroe, two sisters Wanda Springs husband Ray of Monroe, and Marie Quick husband Tim of Matthews, NC.
Leroy was saved in January 1963 and surrendered his life to the ministry of the Lord’s work in 1965. He pastored three churches during these 44 years, Shining Light Baptist Church, Monroe, NC from May 1969 to October 1989, East Sligh Avenue Baptist Church, Tampa, FL from November 1989 to December 2003. He was in evangelism from January 2004 until accepting the call to Pastor Whispering Pines Baptist Church, Hartsville, SC where he served until the Lord called him home.
The family will receive friends Sunday, January 11, 2009 from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM at Gordon Funeral & Cremation Service 1904 Lancaster Ave. Monroe NC 28112, and at Whispering Pines Baptist Church one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers Leroy requested memorials are sent to the Building Fund of Whispering Pines Baptist Church, 2182 North Fifth Street, Hartsville, SC 29550. Online condolences may be made at www.gordonfuneralservice.com Gordon Funeral & Cremation Service is caring for the Adams family.