Jo Adams
1937 - 2020
Jo Adams

August 28, 1937 - Nov. 16, 2020

Jo Reita Adams was born on August 28, 1937, in Waco, Texas, to the late Henry Bertran Wakefield and Virgie Beatrice (Mills) Wakefield. She passed away on Monday, November 16, 2020. She was a 1955 graduate of Waco High School and attended Baylor University. Jo was a member of Cross City Church in Euless where she was an outreach leader in her Connection Class. Mrs. Adams really enjoyed spending her time with her family and volunteering. She volunteered with such organizations as Cook's Children Cancer Camp, Six Stones Missions, and MidCities Crisis Pregnancy Center. She also loved to chaperone for the Miss Texas Pageant and was on the Baylor Spring Fling Committee. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother. Jo is survived by her husband of over 63 years, Bill G. Adams, Jr. of Colleyville, TX; daughters, Tracy Adams of Euless, and Terry Fonner and husband, Dave of Canyon Lake, TX; son, Bill G. Adams, III and wife, Martha, of Houston, TX; grandchildren, Amanda Moody and husband, Joel, Adam Fonner, Zachary Adams; and nephew, Scott Wakefield of Brooklyn, New York. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, November 30, at Oakwood Cemetery in Waco, Texas with Pastor John Meador officiating.
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Published by Waco Tribune-Herald on Nov. 22, 2020.
Graveside service
Oakwood Cemetery
, Waco, Texas
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In loving memory of Jo Reita (Wakefield) Adams, I want to leave a big thank you for Jo's hospitality and love throughout the years. Three incidents remain in my memory. 1) Jo opened her home to a wedding ceremony my husband performed in front of the swimming pool; 2) Jo also hosted a wedding shower for our son, Joe, and his bride; 3) Jo and Bill attended our son's wedding and Jo couldn't stop talking about how much she enjoyed it. There were many others, but all were just as special.
Elaine Shaw
December 6, 2020
Our dearest sympathy to Bill Adams and his extended family. Bill and Jo are among our dearest friends and we mourn with Bill on the passing of Jo. We are thinking of all of you and holding you in our prayers. We dearly cherish the memories of Jo. Our love, Sarah and Mike Connelley
Sarah and Mike Connelley
November 27, 2020