Arleen Leona Adams

Arleen Leona Adams

Ivor, VA
09.10.1943 - 05.07.2017

Arleen Leona Adams of Ivor passed away peacefully Sunday, May 7, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. Born September 10, 1943 in Illinois, she was one of nine children of the late Herbert and Mary Verbunt Smith. Arleen was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and friend and will be missed by all who knew her. Arleen never met a stranger; she had a giving spirit and a kind heart. When she was not spending time with her family, she loved to go watch a movie or crochet with her friends, the SoCo Knitters and Crocheters, at the Walter Cecil Rawls library in Courtland.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Tammy Malkin and her husband, Jim, Brian Adams, and Terri Adams; grandchildren, Hunter Adams, Ryan Hambright, Kyle Messer, Brittany Messer, Starr Adams and Jayce Adams; a great-grandson, Nolan Miller and her beloved canine companions, Gabby and Abigail.

It was Arleen’s wishes that all services be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the charity of your choice. The family is being served by R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, Wakefield Chapel where condolences may be posted at



I've been fortunate enough to have known Arleen for over 32 years by being married to her oldest daughter Tammy. She was always good for a laugh, especially when she would tell me about the recent movie she had been to see. (She rarely would remember the names of the actors, "oh you know, he played in that one movie...") We became very close when she moved in with us in her "Mother in law suite" a couple of years ago. She will be greatly missed.
Rest In Peace.

James Malkin

I am so very sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.

Terese Rushford

You are in our thoughts and prayers! Love you , sweet friend!

Dwayne and Joanna Whitehead

Never got to meet this lovely lady but she was my sons' mother-in-law.May she R,I,P,

Maude Martin

I am so sorry for your loss. May God wrap you in his loving arms to comfort you during this difficult time.

Diane McBride

Grandma first off I want you to know I love you and will miss you forever. Truly I wasn't ready for this day nor did I think it would come so soon. You were one of the sweetest women I knew from riding in the car with you listening to you mumble and try to sing every country song that came on the radio. Your love was really but most importantly your love and value of your family was even realier. You were one of the most honest and loving women I knew you looked beyond my flaws and everyone elses and loved me for who I was your grandson. It hasn't been easy for me. What I wouldn't do for one more of those kisses on my cheek or forehead or to sneak off and get a milkshake or over endugle at on of your favorite places to eat. Auntie and uncle loved you very much I know that and saw it first hand I know they will miss just as much as your crazy dogs will :) and I know my sister and brother and mother will as well too. One of the best days was when I heard you were moving from Illinois to VA. You were a hardworking loving mother and grandmother and friend and will always be known for that. Rest easy grandma and always look over your family as I know you will grandma ween.

Love you forever and always your grandson,
Kyle James Messer

Kyle Messer

I will miss talking to you on the phone. I was so glad that we stopped and seen you on our way back from Florida 6 weeks ago. I have a lot of great memories of us doing things together, and the craft shows went to. Now you are in no pain, and mom and dad will be with you. Remember Dads song, Go Rest High on the Mountain. You will be missed by all.
Love Pat
Your little sister

Pat Burger

I am so very sorry Tammy and Jim. You loved your mother so well. It was beautiful to see. Praying for you during this hard time.

Pam Leland Trevathan

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