ADAMS Mrs. Essie Bell Adams passed away peacefully September 10, 2011. She was a native of Cordele, GA, having resided in Jacksonville, FL, most of her life. She was employed with Duval County School Board until she retired after 20 years of dedicated service. Mrs. Adams was a member of New Trinity Baptist Church, Green Cove Springs, FL. Other affiliations include member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Her husband, Rev. Willie Adams, predeceased her. Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. Willie Mae Wright (Eddie L. Wright, Sr.); 6 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 18 great- great grandchildren; brother- in-law, Roy Adams (Carrie); sister-in-law, Bernice Zimmerman; a host of other relatives and friends. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held 1 PM, Saturday, September 17, 2011 at True Vine Community Church, Rev. James G. Byrd, Sr., Pastor, with Rev. Eddie L. Wright, Jr., officiating. Mrs. Adams will rest in the mortuary for visitation Friday from 5 PM until 8 PM (where the family will receive friends at 5 PM) and at the church Saturday from 11 AM until the hour of service. Interment will be in Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The cortege will assemble at 3831 Almeda St. under the direction of ALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC., 4409 Soutel Dr. 904-766-9671. Please Sign the Guestbook @

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Alphonso West Mortuary
4409 Soutel Drive  Jacksonville, FL 32208
(904) 766-9671

Published in the Florida Times-Union on Sept. 15, 2011