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Gloria ADAMS Obituary


ADAMS, Gloria Twisdale, passed quietly in her sleep with her children at her bedside on Thursday, August 18, 2011. She was 86 and had been suffering from a progressive illness for a number of years. An only child raised by her late beloved mother, she was born in Richmond, Virginia but had considered Washington, D.C. her home since the early 1960's. She graduated from Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia and later received a Master's Degree in Public Health Administration from the University of Michigan. She worked as an educator for most of her career, and worked for the D.C. Public Schools as a teacher, guidance counselor and administrator before retiring in the early 90's. She was active in a number of organizations, including the Links, Inc., the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, and Dress For Success. She also supported a number of charitable and civic causes. She was a relentless reader, an avid bridge player and an studious observer of local and national politics. Her worth cannot be measured only by her accomplishments; rather, it should gauged by her effect on and generosity to her family and many friends. She is survived by her children, Eugene Avery and his wife, Gina; her daughter, Leigh Olivia; and grandchildren, Jenna Dae, Kelsey Leigh and Spenser Avery and a wonderful extended family who have been loving and supportive since her marriage to her late husband, E. Avery Adams, Jr. A memorial service was held in her honor on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at Foundry United Methodist Church, 1500 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.


This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
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Published online on September 11, 2011 courtesy of Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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