Rev. Donald Frank Adams
Rev. Donald Frank Adams “AKA” Donnie was born September 27, 1951 to Frank Adams and the late Mary Glynn Carrington Adams. He was the second child born to this union of four children. He departed this life on December 30, 2013 at St. Joseph Hospital.
He joined church at an early age at the Little Flock Baptist Church. He often attended the St. Paul, Progressive and Bethel AME churches.
He met his high school sweetheart in the summer of 1970 and they were married on July 15, 1972. To this union, four children were born.
Donnie was very active in the community, especially the school and church: he was the proud pastor of the North New Hope Baptist Church - Franklin, Tx,. Associate Pastor of the trinity Baptist Church, Hearne school Board Trustee, Greater Riverside Cemetery - President, Ministerial Alliance, Organized and was president of the Hearne Athletic Booster Club, Blackshear Alumni member, past coach of the Hearne Little League, past coach of the Hearne Little Dribbler, active in the Back to School Rally, Trustee at the Trinity Missionary Church, served on the Daryl Moody Board, employed at GATX for 34 years, also worked part time at Tyler, Paul, and Memorial Funeral Homes.
He is preceded in death by his mother Mary Glynn Carrington Adams, grandmothers: Maggie Walker and Blanche Adams, granddaddy, John Henry Adams, and sister Wanda Kaye Noble.
He leaves to cherish his memories: his loving wife of 41 years, Lollie Toliver-Adams, three sons: Fondell (Roslyn) Adams, of Hearne, Cody (Elizabeth) Adams of Spring, Tx, Shedrick Adams (Houston) and one daughter: LaTiffany (Louis) Adams of Lake Charles, Louisiana. His father: Frank Adams of Hearne, four aunts: Edna Davis, Betty Simmons, and Rosie Redmon of Hearne, Tx, and Mary Adams of Bryan. Three brothers: Carroll Wayne Adams of Hearne, Kenneth Adams (Ruby) of Bryan, and Anthony Mickens of Bryan, three sisters: Dorothy (Raymond) Johnson, Louise Mickens of Bryan, Tx, and Ella Hill of Washington, D.C. seventeen grandchildren: Tenoria Edwards, DaBrina Adams, Ja Darius Adams, Elijah Sifuentes, Marqueshia Lewis, Shedrick Taylor, all of Hearne, Tx, and Jordan Adams, Jor’Dazhlyn, Ja’Untenay Green, and Rayanna Golden of Lake Charles, Louisiana, Brandon, Dillan, and Cheyenne of Spring, Dominick and Alexis Adams of Bryan, Koylaticia Adams of Bremond, Trillion and Victor Adams of Houston. His mother-in-law Rosie Lee Toliver of Hearne, Tx. Eight sister-in-laws: Jewel Warren, Billie Stephens, Unice and Carol Toliver all of Houston, Ruby Adams, Dorothy Johnson, both of Bryan, and Alice Toliver of Lubbock and Esther of Hearne. Six brother-in-law: Robert (Alice) Toliver of Lubbock, Larry (Carol), Kenneth (Mary) Sanders (Unice) of Houston, Charles and Wayne (Esther) of Hearne and Dorothy (Raymond) of Bryan. Tree Goddaughters: Linda Fisher-Toliver, LaShunda White-Flowers, and DeMetris McGrew and Godson Thomas Pierce if Conroe, also a host of other relative and friends.