On Monday, Heaven welcomed an amazing woman back home. Her name is Martha Adams, and she is my mother. I am at a loss for words (which is unusual) as I sit in this grief and allow it to flow through my body and take whatever shape it needs to. Many of you know she fought a 4 year battle against a cruel disease, Alzheimer's- and took her last breath peacefully a couple days ago. She can now rest and find peace, and look down at all of her family and friends who will get together to celebrate her life in the coming days.
Mom, I love you with all of my heart, you were such a giving, loving, and nurturing mother for all of our years- and you have been an amazing wife to our sweet father for almost 50 years. I could tell over the holidays when we visited, you were trying to find words to say how much you loved dad, Lori, and I. Just know that we heard you, and that love you poured out for over 70 years will multiply through us to others.
I will commit to fighting against this disease and being an advocate for others, and we will find a way to kick its @#!. Mom, if there is one thing you know about the little boy you raised, he won't give up when he puts his mind to something. Thank you for all of the life lessons and a safe and sweet childhood- I will never forget you for a single day and will tell my future children about their amazing grandmother.
Visitation will be Monday January 16th from 12:00 to 2:00 pm at Collierville Funeral Home, 534 W. Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN. Funeral service will immediately follow at the same location from 2:00 to 3:00 pm.
If I don't get back to your messages for a while, please know that is why, as I will be with family for a bit. My whole team is here to help at the office and I will also still be tending to business and client needs, while also recognizing time to grieve and rest.
Those wishing to donate in lieu of flowers may give donations to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s team led by her son David and husband Wayne (click HERE) or to the Memphis Humane Society, as she loved dogs almost as much as (maybe more than) her own kids. Martha will be missed by many, but never forgotten.
What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” -Helen Keller … Mom, you will always be a part of me, I love you, and you can rest now.