Nora Mae Adkins

Nora Mae Adkins

Smithfield, VA
05.23.1934 - 11.13.2019

Nora Mae Adkins, 85, of Smithfield, VA passed away peacefully at her home on November 13, 2019. Born May 23, 1934 in Surry County, she was the daughter of the late Eddie Thomas Atkins and Elnora Wells Atkins. Mrs. Adkins was a member of Moore’s Swamp Baptist Church. Nora was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend who loved to tend her garden and her flowers. Above all, caring for her family was her greatest joy. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Margaret Harris and her children, Ellen W. Siler, Ella S. Wells, Betty W. Phelps, James Robert Wells, and Angela W. Matranga .

Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 47 years, Roger Lane Adkins; her children, Linda W. Benton (Ricky), Delma W. Alfano, Brenda S. Simmons (David), and Jim T. Wells (Tricia); brother, Thomas Lee Atkins (Grace Garner Atkins), and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.  

The family will receive friends tonight, Friday, November 15, 2019 at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, Wakefield Chapel from 6 to 8 pm. A funeral service will be held at 1 pm Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Moore’s Swamp Baptist Church in Elberon with Rev. Jim T. Wells officiating. Burial will follow the service in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4600 Cox Rd. Suite #130 Glen Allen, VA 23060. Condolences may be posted at

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R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home
11414 General Mahone Highway
Wakefield, VA 23888
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Moore's Swamp Baptist Church Cemetery
2300 Runnymneade Road
Elberon, VA 23846
United States


Moore's Swamp Baptist Church Cemetery
2300 Runnymeade Road
Elberon, VA 23846
United States


Mrs. Nora Mae Adkins was my grandmother and she was a very special lady and she will be missed dearly

Alicia Lamm

In God’s arms, you can gently rest. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Shane, Stephen, Salsa, Jerry, Marissa, John, Anthony, Cynthia, and Noni

She was a great person and loved everyone she met .she always gave all she had to us her children and tought us to love god and go to church she said you know god is always with you.i loved her with all my heart and it hurts to let her go but I know she is happy again .she gets to see her mom and dad and our younger happy rest in peace.


My prayers and condolences to this wonderful family who has suffered many losses of sibling and now their Mother! Rest in Peace Ms. Nora.

cheri hartford cox

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