Adams, Virginia Howell
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Oct. 25, 1924 - Feb. 25, 2012
Virginia Howell "Granny Jinx" Adams, 87, of Sarasota died Feb. 25, 2012.
A celebration of life will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Eastside Church of Christ in Sarasota. National Cremation & Burial Society are handling the arrangements.
She was born Oct. 25, 1924 in Fayetteville, Tenn. and moved to Sarasota with her parents, the late Otis and Bernice Howell, in 1926. She graduated from Sarasota High and was employed by Jeanette Fashions for 24 years. She was also employed at three of the areas landmarks: Smack's Drive-In, John Ringling Hotel (Towers) and the downtown Maas Brothers. She was a member at Eastside Church of Christ, Sarasota.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Stanley L. Adams, Sr. in 2009.
Survivors include son Stanley (Sandy) Adams of Sarasota; daughter Terri Adams Chrystal of Sarasota; four grandsons, Mike of Knoxville, Tenn., Russell of Ona, Jade Cohen of Sarasota and Bryan Cohen of Sarasota; six great-grandchildren Samantha, Jeffrey, Remington, Whitney, Wyatt and Blake; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Her interests included writing poems, decorating cards and she was an accomplished artist. She started the Howell Christmas Talent Shows in her late sister, Reba Sirus rec room. The shows were written and directed by Granny Jinx for 50 years. As she used to say "the show goes, on & on & on..."
Last Poem Written before her death:
Wait For Me!
We shared our love for 67 years
We grew up and old together
We shared laughter and some tears
We became a daddy and a mother
Our children brought us such happiness
They are so dear and sweet
Like the icing on Life's cake
They made our life complete
Now you are gone, my dear darling
That fact is in my head
But how can I live without you
I can't believe you are dead
So - Wait for me at those Golden Gates
I promise I won't be late - or long
Then we shall be together forever
In that wonderful, heavenly home!
Wait for me, Darling!
Wait for Me!!
Published in Herald Tribune from Mar. 4 to Mar. 5, 2012