Phyllis B. Adams, age 77, daughter of Delbert and Beatrice Black, was born on April 21, 1942 in Jacksonville, Illinois. She is preceded in death by her parents; son, Ronald Adams; brother, Ronald Black. She is survived and missed by her loving life partner, Michael B. Adams; children: Michael B. (Sumiko) Adams II, Angela Adams, Anthony Adams, Andria E. Adams; sisters: Vivian L. Fearson, Gwendolyn E. Black; grandchildren: Rachel Maria Adams, Angelica Anastasia Adams, Anthony Adams Jr., William Adams, Jamilah Adams, Rahndria Adams, Capri Stoehr; great grandchildren, a host of many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
SERVICES 9 A.M. Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. Friday, August 23, 2019 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Burial at Forest Lawn Cemetery following services.
"Growing up on cox street ,Jacksonville Illinois , a girl ,black and very smart was unusual ,for me to know about , I lived on one side of the black church and Phillis on the other . 1 block apart . She was a great friend to have in 1954 we were 12 and I never remember anything but kind words to me from Phillis or any one in the Back family household . I called her father mr . Del because my dad called him dell. I walked by their home everyday on my way to Jefferson school . Color of our skin wasn?t match of a issue in the late 40s early 50s . Everyone was dirt poor , we all had out houses , most had no cars ,we all had dreams . Mr del gave me a lecture on his front porch about how to treat people (( I never forgot it. I had other close friends who didn?t look just like me and I still remember them almost as well as phillis. Dusty Mickens , Bobby and Kenny Watts . Ken Norton ,, we played and fought together almost every day . Bobby was killed in Vietnam Nam , ken heavy weight champ of the world , we had a small tight family type neighborhood that led us to a bigger world . I moved to Fort Lauderdale Florida in 1957 , and returned to marry and raise my children in Jacksonville ,building my first home in 1965 next door to that same church on cox street . I was a firefighter . I built 600+ more homes homes in Morgan county and retired 1995 . I live still here in Jacksonville ,and also in Florida part of the year . This was to let you know that others besides the black family thought very highly of my friend phillis Jim "
"Sending love and prayers to the whole Adams family. Mrs. Adams was like a mom to me. Such a lovely lady. She will be missed! ?????????????"
"Mrs. Adams was one of the most beautiful people I had the honor of knowing. She will be missed! I am truly heartbroken. Such a lovely lady. ????? Prayers for the whole Adams Family.?????????????"
"My deepest condolence. She we?ll be missed. Bill Porter"
"My deepest Condolences . She will be missed."
"I am so sorry to hear about cousin Phyllis . May she Rest In Peace and blessing to the whole family! Lottie Baldwin"
"My deepest sympathy to the Adams family. Phyllis was such a helpful, professional, kind, and a fun person to work with. I will never forget how she had an open door and welcoming smile. She will be truly missed by all. We had such a great time seeing her last month at a work gathering.
Kathy Stein and family "
"To the Family....May God bless and strengthen you during this time of sorrow. I worked with Phyllis for many years and she was always a kind, loving, helpful and gentle soul. She was there for me during one of my darkest hours and I will always be grateful and thankful for her. Angie and Andi you will always remain in my heart. Thank you for sharing your Mother. Our loss, but Heaven's gain. Love you all,
Geneva Lopez & Family"
"To THE BLACK FAMILY: WE WERE SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE PASSING OF YOUR MOM/SISTER PHYLLIS. WE WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT YOU HAVE OUR PRAYERS AND OUR LOVE. PLEASE KNOW THAT GOD DRIES AWAY ALL OUR TEARS AND HEALS EVERY HURTING PAIN. LOOK TO HIM FOR YOUR EVERY NEED, YOU CAN TRUST HIM TO TAKE CARE OF EACH AND EVERY ONE. WE LOVE YOU, AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE FAMILY TO US. IF YOU NEED US FOR ANYTHING, PLEASE CALL. GOD BLESS THE FAMILY! FROM THE HELM'S "
"Sorry for your loss when I met her she treated me like family love all of y?all Marian clinton "
"Cousins, so sorry for your loss. I never got a chance to meet your mom in person, but I did receive a lovely thank you letter from her after your visit to my home when we first met. I then we did have a wonderful telephone conversation with her. You and the family are in my prayers. Love you, Cousin Lenny "
"To my second family, Just want to let you guys know that I?m here always if you need me. This is a tough time for you all believe me I know. Moma is resting well looking over each and everyone one of y?all. May good continue to bless your family. Love love love y?all ?? Tammy"
"Aunt Phyllis is the example of unconditional love I will always cherish. All my love to my cousins and family. She is with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Robinlyn Sayers-Wright,M.D."