Gerald Thomas Adams

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Gerald Thomas Adams, died on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at West Jefferson Hospital at the age of 91. He was born in Algiers, LA and was the 3rd of 7 children. Gerald soared in jazz music at a very early age as a bassist, but was also great on piano. He enlisted in the U.S. Army after high school graduation. Thereafter, he played at the Marriott Hotel, Commander's Palace, Palm Court, Preservation Hall and for many major events. He was recognized by the colorful suits, sunglasses, shoes and caps to match. He will be missed by many. Gerald leaves this earthly world to cherish his loving wife of 57 years, Inez and his devoted daughter, Deidre (Irving). Gerald was preceded in death by his siblings; Justin, Carl (Lorraine), Placide (Lois), Robert (Shirley), Odallie (Merlin), Calvin and parents, Placide and Dolly Adams and a host of nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Memorial Mass at St Anthony Church, corner of Burmaster and Franklin Streets on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 11:00 am; Visitation will begin at 9:30 am; Arrangements by DW Rhodes Funeral Home, 1020 Virgil St., Gretna, LA; Please visit to sign the guest book.
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