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Shirley Juanita Adams (Avinger) 1936 - 2011
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June 20, 2012
Thinking of you every day and miss you so much but I know you are with me as I can hear you telling me "you need a neaklace on with that" or "your having a good hair day" and when I hear that, I feel so loved! I miss you and love you! Martha
June 18, 2012
Not a day goes by that you are not thought of! I so often will hear your voice or act like you would have and I know that you are still with us! I know you are comfortable and at peace; therefore, I am! I miss and will love you always! It is going to be a Daisy Day from here on out!
August 11, 2011
July 19, 2011
Shirley was a kind and loving lady. She always treated as one of her on. If she liked you, she loved you even more. Ed, I am turely sorry for your lost. I wish you and the family the best.
July 18, 2011
I had the priveledge of meeting her and taking care of her. My condolences to the family..she talked of her family often ...Jodie
June 29, 2011
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998
June 26, 2011
Grandma I can hear you talking to me even though I can't see you I know you are here and always will be...I have been telling everyone everything you tell me so they too know your still here!I love you grandma!
Love, Tiffany,Steven,Jazaih,Jason,Jordan and Julie
June 25, 2011
Hi girls and Mr. Adams, I am so sorry to hear about Mrs Adams- you all are in my thoughts and prayers
Kay Newton (jim and eveyln's daughter)
June 24, 2011
Aunt Shirley, we will miss you always. You made the best cakes! Laura, Pam, Julie, Martha, and Uncle Ed: I know you will miss her very much, but we will remember all the good times we had through the years. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
June 24, 2011
I cannot even to begin to tell you how sorry I am. The Adams family was like my family from all the great times and cookouts, and just hanging out. I will never forget those times. Shirley holds a special place in my heart wearing her pearls that all the girls wore on my wedding day was a honor. I love you Shirley and I know you are still watching us. P.S. I will keep the girls all together. Marcie
June 23, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with the Adams family. Shirley was a great friend to my Aunt Audrey and for that, I'm grateful! Godspeed, Shirley.
June 23, 2011
Adams Family,
I am so sad to hear about your loss. Our family sends there condolence's to you at this time. Sandy and Ralph you know where to find me if I can do anything.

June 23, 2011
ED, Julia, Lauren, Martha, Pam and Sandra,

After your wife's/mom's funeral today I am still at a loss for words. How does anyone tell someone who has lost a loved one how how they feel. This beautiful lady will remain in my heart, thoughts and prayers for all times and will be sorely missed.

I am just around the corner, if you ever need anything.

I love you.

June 23, 2011
With heartfelt condolences and kindest thoughts in this time of sorrow. Shirley will be missed by all who ever came incontact with her.
June 23, 2011
My name is Dianne Knapp (my parents were Milton and Ruth) along with my daughter Brieanna want let you know our prayers are with you in your familys great loss. We enjoyed many great FR 99 events together. Again your family is in our prayers.
June 23, 2011
Dear Adams Family,
We were very sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Please know that you are in our thoughts at this difficult time in your lives.

Susan, Lisa and Patty Phillips
June 22, 2011
Even though it has been nearly 30 years, I can still hear and will always remember Mrs. Adams' enthusiasm and her hearty spirit during my visits to see my cousins in VA Beach.
June 22, 2011
Martha & Samantha and the rest of the Adam's family. We are deeply sadden by the passing of your mother & grandma. Mrs. Shirley will surely be missed. I always loved talking with her when I saw her. Please know that we will keep your family in our prayers as you go forward through this difficult time. If there is anything at all we can do for you and your family please let us know.

- Mike, Juanita, Latisha, Nathaniel, and Baylee Bryant....
June 22, 2011
Mr Adams & Girls - just heard the news, and am so saddended by the passing of Ms. Adams. She was such a kind hearted person, good friend and neighbor for so many years. But I know she is in a good place tonite. With God, and my mom Audrey. Heaven is rocking tonite! Do I hear BINGO? I hold a very special place in my heart that Ms Adams will forever be. God Bless you.
June 22, 2011
Dear Ed, Martha, Samantha & Family,

Shirley was one of a kind she always made me feel so welcome at all the holiday parties and cookouts. She will be missed by so many people. But we have our wonderful memories of all our fun times together. I really enjoyed viewing the photo gallery of a life full of love!

You are all in my thoughts and prayers,
Muffy Hoover
June 22, 2011
To Laura, Pam, Julie, Sandy, Martha, and Mr. Ed, I will always treasure fond memories of living next door to you on Pemberton St., and all the family and life celebrations we shared.
There's a welcoming committee for Miss Shirley in heaven...Audrey and Woody will show her around!
June 22, 2011
To The Adams Family, my thoughts are with all of you at this time, Shirley was a wonderful lady we will miss her so much. If I can do anything for you all I am here. Sincere memories.
June 22, 2011
To Samantha and family,
It is going to be hard. I have dealt with the death of both my grandparents and Shirley was there to fill that void I had when my gradnmother passed. She is and will always be a wonderful woman and a fantastic grandmother. She will certainly be missed dearly. We love you and until we meet again, look over us from Heaven.
Ashley (and Adam too)
June 22, 2011
Our deepest sympathy to Ed & Family. We are sad to hear of the passing of Shirley. She was a wonderful person. She'll be missed dearly.
Ada Melton & Cheryl (Melton) Kuchem
June 22, 2011
Mr. Ed and famiily, Gail and I were saddened to hear of Shirley's passing. We have some great memories of her from Bingo and other FOP activites. She will be sorely missed. May God's grace help you deal with lossing her.
June 22, 2011
Rest in Peace Ms. Shirley. You and Ed are stalwarts of the FOP Associate lodge. Your countless hours of dedicated service are appreciated more than you will ever know. It is an honor to know you.
June 22, 2011
A wonderful lady,you were a good friend,always there for me.No more pain,just resting with the Angels.We will see you again one day.E.
June 22, 2011
I was so sorry to hear today of Shirley's death. She fought through so much, so bravely, and I know how much she will be missed. Your photos were beautiful; they show how deeply she loved and was loved. Prayers for your family, from me and from Tidewater Humane.
June 22, 2011
Ed,Martha & Family,
I am so very sorry to hear of your mother's passing, I will always hold dear to my heart the great memories of all of the cookouts and parties at my parents house !! She was a wonderful person, so very kind and loving..
June 22, 2011
Our family was so sorry to hear about the loss of Shirley. We will always cherish the times we laughed and enjoyed each others company at the FOP Bingo games and parties. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
June 21, 2011
Rest on Mom Adams!!!! Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cant Heal!!! Julie, Jason and Tiffany be asured that God is Able to comfort and see you through. Much Love
June 21, 2011
I love you mom. I will miss the times we had but I know that there are still many more awaiting as we will be together again one day and Im looking forward to that. I want you to know that I love you and always will you weren't only my mother but you were my best friend I love you!!
June 21, 2011
Grandma, I just want you to know that i love you!!! You are a brave woman and you deserve the best!!! You will forever be in my heart. Mom, Jason, Steven, Jazaih, Jordan and I love you so much and we know now that you are in a better place watching over us, to help us through the good and bad times. We know we can count on you to make our day better! Forever you will be my SUNSHINE!!! You are my life my love my world and my everything!!! We love you Grandma..and Jazaih said he misses his GiGi!!!
Love, Tiffany, Julie, Jason, Steven, Jordan and of course your life Jazaih Wright!!!
June 21, 2011
Mr Ed and family, it saddens me to hear of the loss of Mrs Shirley she was a warm and beautiful person and I will miss her, god truly has another angel, the moving memories video was absolutely beautiful and showed how much she loved all of you and enjoyed life. If you need anything please let me know.
June 21, 2011
Laura, I am sorry to learn of your mother's passing. God Bless you and all your family through this difficult time. I enjoyed looking at all the photos posted. Remember all the happy memories fondly and keep them in your heart. She will be looking out for you from her heavenly home. Love, Gale Armstrong Nuckols
June 21, 2011
The childrens parties at the FOP will not be the same without you Shirley. We will always think of you and your wonderful cakes when we are doing the cake walk. I'm happy that I had the pleasure to get to know you the last six years. You will be missed by all.
June 21, 2011
Some beautiful pictures of a beautiful and kind lady.
I will miss you Aunt Shirley.
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