Nelda Adams – On This Date June 3, 1991

Nelda Grace Adams

On this date the 3rd of June in 1991, our mother, Nelda Grace LaPrarie Adams passed away around 8:10 a.m. at the University Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi of metastatic renal cell carcinoma and amyloidosis. She was only 39 years old and one of the most beautiful and sweetest person you would ever meet. 


FERRIDAY — Services for Nelda G. Adams will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Young’s with the Revs. Clint Brantley, Ken Courtney and Ron Wallen officiating. Burial will be in Heard Cemetery, Manifest.

Mrs. Adams, 39, of Jackson, Miss. died at 8:10 a.m. Monday in University Medical Center, Jackson, Miss.

Survivors include her husband, Floyd D. Adams of Jackson, Miss.; one son, Brady Adams of Jackson, Miss.; three daughters, Krista Adams of Ridgeland, Miss., Jennifer Adams of Baton Rouge and Emily Adams of Jackson, Miss.; two brothers, John LaPrarie of Oregon, Ohio, and James A. LaPrairie of Northfolk, Va.; and her mother, Lucy Dee LaPrarie of Manifest.

Pallbearers will be Bill Saxon, Mr. Chandler, Roy Kemp, Glen Glothin, Jerry Mathews and George Wymer..

Published in The Alexandria Daily Town Talk, June 5, 1991

Mark Flynn, one of our family’s pastors shared, during the funeral service, a poem I wrote. He gave me a copy of his notes after the service, and I’m forever grateful. Death of a  loved one can be a disorienting time. In honor of my mom, I would like to share my writing which I composed only hours after her death. R.I.P. Mom–

As the days went by

And upon the bed she lay,

I often wonder why

Things have to be this way.

She was such a great example,

Even though I never knew

That she was just a sample

Of what God can really do. 

He made a woman so perfect

To teach us all about life;

Before it was so hard to detect

That the world was full of strife.

He brought us to our knees 

To show us things aren’t black and white,

That we shouldn’t do what we please

But to always do what’s right.

My mother was a fighter,

Yes, always a fighter, no doubt.

She kept on hanging tighter

Even when we felt like bailing out.

—poem by Emily Adams Hester

“She leaves for all a legacy of truth, loyalty, service and faithfulness”-Mark Flynn

6 Comments on “Nelda Adams – On This Date June 3, 1991

  1. Emily, this is Jennifer’s mama, Rubye. I did not know you wrote. Every page is so very special! I just accidentally stumbled upon this tonight. Your sweet Mama was beautiful…you look a lot like her. Now I know where you got your sweetness from. I pray y’all are doing well and we love and miss you. Rubye 🌺

    • Awe, thank you so much! I need to get back into writing again, I’ve been neglectful. I hope the Crutchfield clan is doing well. I love and miss y’all as well.

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