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Roy Adams

Roy Adams

Monday, January 20th, 1941 - Wednesday, August 26th, 2020
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Mr. Roy Lee Adams Sr. , of 1410 Forest Park Drive Statesville, NC. was born in Iredell County on January 20, 1941, and was the son of the late Demster Houston and Bessie Adams Lackey. He departed this life on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, following an extended illness.

He was a 1959 graduate of Morningside High School and at one time was employed by the City of Statesville in the Sanitation Department, Statesville Packing Company, and Lewis Houston and Houston Transportation. He stepped out and start his own service, Adam’s Taxi. He was a former member at St. John Baptist Church in Statesville N.C. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Charles Lackey, Keith Lackey and Jimmy Lackey and his best friend, Cortez Spann.

He leaves to cherish the memory of his life, his spouse, Linda Marie Gray Adams of the home; his sons, Melvin Gray, Roy L. Adams, Jr., and Arnold Jermaine Adams, all of Statesville and Ronald Craig Adams of Chapel Hill; his daughters, Carol Yvonne Gray, Adrienne (Tony) Christie, Cheryl Adams and Lisa Adams Nelson, all of Statesville; five brothers, Ricky Lackey, Eddie Lackey, Larry Lackey, Wesley (Alicia) Lackey and Gary Lackey, all of Statesville; three sisters, Brenda (Frank) Nesbitt, Paulette Rankin, and Barbara Jean Lackey, all of Statesville; his father-in-law, Herbert Gray, grandchildren, Lashann Howell, Algernon Christie, Kristy (Marlon) Green, Toni Phillips, Terrence Adams, Sr., Kedar Peeples, Jarrett Gray, Chavas Adams, Michelle Adams, Lawrence Robinson, Jr., Malcolm Adams, Amanda Adams, Camille Kimbrough, Jahmir Adams and Jacob Adams; great grandchildren, Cameron Green, Syniah Green, Elijah Phillips, Caleb Phillips, SirBarron Phillips, Terrance Adams, Jr., Jacevon Jackson, Kaylyn Goskolka, Landon Wyatt, Jalen Kimbrough, Joe Kimbrough, Journee Kimbrough, Dior Kimbrough, Chavas Adams, Jr., Keilelo Adams, Nakira Adams, Zaria Gray, Zon Monet Gray and Essence Christie, all of Statesville; an aunt, Louise Adams; special friends, J.W. Houston, Milton Houston, Lonnie Houston, Sonny Summers, Charles Blackwell, Brandon Gregory, Darryl Whitaker, Freddie Morrison, Marvin “Bossy” Keaton, Lewis Taxi and Houston Transportation; The Transportation Family, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and dear friends.
As long as life and memory last… we will remember you.

Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Sunday, August 28, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home in Statesville, NC. Dr. Lonnie Gray will officiate and Dr. Dietrich A. M. Danner will eulogize. Burial will follow in the Belmont Cemetery in Statesville NC.

There will be NO PUBLIC VISITATION (WAKE), unfortunately, with the COVID-19 Virus. We, at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home, along with other funeral homes across the country, have been issued a mandate to limit the number of family and/or friends at funeral services. YOU CAN ONLY ENTER THE FUNERAL WITH A FUNERAL PASS WHICH WILL BE GIVEN TO THE FAMILY.

TO VIEW ONLINE STREAMING OF THE SERVICE...GO TO FACEBOOK TO Bernardeane's Page
AFTER THE SERVICE IS OVER YOU CAN VIEW THE ONLINE VIDEO BY CLICKING ON HIS PICTURE ON OUR WEBSITE. GO TO The BOOK OF MEMORIES CLICK ON PHOTOS AND VIDEO. YOU WILL SEE A LINK TO FACEBOOK - THAT'S THE ONLINE VIDEO.

Visit the Book of Memories for Mr. Adams at Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary | Statesville, NC

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Service Details

  • Service

    Sunday, August 30th, 2020 | 1:30pm
    When
    Sunday, August 30th, 2020 1:30pm
    Location
    Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary
    Address
    603 South Center Street
    STATESVILLE, NC 28677
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  • Interment

    Sunday, August 30th, 2020 |
    When
    Sunday, August 30th, 2020
    Location
    Belmont Cemetery
    Address
    Greenbriar Road
    STATESVILLE, NC 28625
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Juanita Norman

Posted at 01:25pm
To the family of Roy Lee Adams we send our heartfelt sympathies and prayers to let your know our God is always there for you. Stay Blessed. from Marvin and Juanita Norman.
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Robert L Adams

Posted at 06:29pm
My heartfelt condolences on the passing of Roy Lee Adams.
Linda, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your entire family on the passing of your dearly beloved husband.I pray God's continued healing, comfort and strength be with you all the days, weeks and months ahead.May the will and grace of God cover you always.
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Conrad Dalton

Posted at 02:11pm
To Linda and family you have my deepest sympathy in this time of sadness. Roy Lee was from our home turf of "Rankintown."
"Crow", as he was lovingly called, was an all around athlete in the day, in another time, like so many other young men and women, could have played major league sports, be it baseball, basketball or football. Roy Lee excelled in baseball however, as Coach Herman Horne would say; "A winner never quits, and a quitter never wins is the name of the game." Roy Lee never quit in the game of life. PEACE to all. Conrad Dalton
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Patty Sherrill-Cone

Posted at 12:39pm
Roy Lee "Crow", was an amazing man with the strength of a true warrior. He fought a courageous fight. He had humor and jokes that would bring so much tears of laughter. Most importantly, he loved his family. Especially Linda. Rest on my friend and know that we're all here for Linda. God bless this family.
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William Lewin (Billy)

Posted at 06:10pm
Worked for crow, driving taxi. Good guy! Prayers!
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