2017-01-12 / Obituaries

Adams

Alton Dwight Adams, 63, of Mobile departed this life Dec. 26, 2016 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Fla.

He was a native of Jackson. He was born Aug. 7, 1953 to Levester and Loretta Bracy Adams in the Salitpa community of Jackson

He gave his life to Christ at an early age and was a longtime member of Old Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, currently Greater Mount Sinai Full Gospel Church.

Mr. Adams graduated from Harper High School, furthering his education at Bishop State Junior College until enlisting in the U.S. Navy in April 1977 as an E1 Seaman Recruit. He was released in August 1980 with an honorable discharge as an E2 Intelligent Communication Technician.

Mr. Adams enjoyed building things, but had a passion for drawing; a love he continued for more than 30 years following his military commitment. He also found joy in cooking and riding his bike.

Left to cherish his memories are his loving mother, Loretta Bracy Adams, Jackson; seven sisters, Marie E. (Will) Howard, Ollie (M.W.) Fox, Geraldine (Frank) Nash and Suda Byrd, all of Jackson, Loretta (Carlos) Verdecias, Cresco, Pa., Gwendolyn (Mac) Hunt, Hephzibah, Ga., and Sharon Williams, Selma; two brothers, Levester Adams Jr., Jackson and Rev. Sylvester (Earline) Adams, Eight Mile; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Levester Adams; two sisters, Sara Lee Bracy Johnson and Judy Beverly Adams Richardson; and a brother, Michael Fernando Adams.

The service was Dec. 30 at 2:30 p.m. at Mt. Olive No. 2, Jackson, with Rev. Stevenson E. Tullis, pastor, and Rev. Sylvester Adams as officiating minister. Interment was on Tuesday, Jan. 3, at the Alabama State Veterans Cemetery in Spanish Fort.

Condolences to the family may be offered at www.jacksonmemorialfh.com.

Jackson Memorial Funeral Home directed.

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