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Jerry Edward Adams, Sr.

Jerry Edward Adams, Sr., 83, of Ellisville, MS, died Saturday, November 17, 2018 at South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel, MS. He was born Friday, February 1, 1935.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM at the Ellisville Funeral Home in Ellisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 PM in the chapel with interment to be held at Ellisville City Cemetery. Bro. Jerry East will officiate. Ellisville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (601) 477-3797

Heaven needed a hero, so God called Jerry home. He loved his family most of all. He never had a bad word to say about anyone. He respected and honored all. His love was special for his grandchildren and great grandchildren. No one will ever know how much he was loved and how much he will be missed by all of his family, his wife Shirley, most of all. He and Shirley were married for 60 ½ years. During that time, she took care of him, Now, God will take care of him. Jerry also had a special love for his country. For 21 years, he served his country proudly as a member of the MS Army National Guard, retiring as a Sergeant Major. Jerry was a graduate of Sandersville High School and of the University of Southern Mississippi. He worked for Laurel Federal Savings and Loan and retired as Vice President and Internal Auditor after 31 years. In the early 60s, Jerry helped to start the Ellisville Jaycees program and establish the little league program and ball fields. In the late 70s, he served as leader of Boy Scout Troop 10 of Ellisville. He also enjoyed many years of service to Ellisville and the surrounding area as a member of the Ellisville Rotary Club and as a member of the J.P. Utility District. He was a member of West Ellisville Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, W.E. and Eva Kelly Adams; sisters, Helen Johnson, Winnie Robinson, and Lavada Bland and brothers, James Adams and Jack Adams.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Adams, Ellisville, MS; children, Veronica Hamm, Laurel, MS, Teresa Taylor (Jackie), Soso, MS, and Jerry Adams, Jr., Ellisville, MS; grandchildren, Tiffany Taylor Pickering (Heith), Laurel, MS, Shawn Taylor (Sarah), Foxworth, MS, Brianna Jalalzadeh (Arthur), Mobile, AL, Austin Hamm, Laurel, MS and Katie Mahaffey (Aaron), Ellisville, MS; great grandchildren, Jax Taylor and Harper Pickering, Kinsley and Aria Jalalzadeh and Lexi Mahaffey; sisters, Eva Ruffin, Ellisville, MS and Lucy Combest, Newton, MS and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Austin Hamm, Arthur Jalalzadeh, Heith Pickering, Shawn Taylor, Aaron Mahaffey and Robbie Ruffin.

The family takes comfort in the fact that they will be reunited with their (Daddy) and (PaPaw Adams) in Heaven.

An online guestbook may be signed at


Jerry Edward Adams, Sr.
February 1, 1935 - November 17, 2018




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