James Adams

Adams, Pastor James Richard Passed away peacefully at the University of Chicago's Bernard Mitchell Hospital, on Monday, January 28, 2013. Loving husband of 42 years of Ernestine (nee Reed). Devoted father of Ratasha Jeanine and her husband Calvin Mays Jr. Survived by his sisters, Essie M. Thompson, Annie R. Johnson, Jane A. Crossley and Robbie L. Weathington and brother Jason E. Adams. Predeceased by his sisters, Mary Gaston and Sylvia J. Robinson and brother, Louis B. Adams. Son of the late Homer Esco and Mary L. Adams, James was born into this life on December 17th, 1946. He was educated at the General Motors Institute (Flint, MI) and the Illinois Institute of Technology where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. He began his life-long employment with Commonwealth Edison in 1970. He was the founder of Abounding Life Church of God In Christ in Posen, Illinois, where he served as pastor for 31 years. Funeral services will take place on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 9:30am and Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 4:00pm at the Abounding Life Church of God In Christ, 14615 Mozart, Posen, Illinois. Arrangements entrusted to W.W. Holt Funeral Home (708)331-0310.

Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Jan. 31, 2013