Myra Lee Vernon Adams, 87, passed away in the early morning hours of March 13, 2019 while at home under the care of Hospice of Virginia. She had been suffering from the ill-effects of dementia/Alzheimer for an extended period.
Myra was born in 1932 in Roanoke, Va., where she attended Jefferson Senior High School graduating 5th in her class of 1950. She also attended National Business College of Roanoke and attained an Associate Degree in Secretarial Skills. She became a legal secretary and also performed the duties as the Secretary of the Green Memorial Methodist Church.
After marriage Myra traveled with her husband to Marietta, Ga. for five years, then Newport News, Va. for 16 years, to Atlantic City, N.J. for five years and to Annapolis, Md. for five years. Myra and her family returned to Newport News in March of 1989 and have lived on the shores of the Warwick River for the past 30 years, a place where she wanted to live until death. In Newport News she became the secretary to Dick Adams Consulting where she indicated she had found her nitch as a wonderful wife, mother of two, and the greatest secretary a guy could ever desire. Myra was the youngest of six children born to Harry L Vernon and Vora Mae (Reed) Vernon. Three of her siblings preceded her in death including sister, Toni (Vernon) Fitzpatrick; and brothers, Herbert Vernon and Roger (Pete) Vernon.
Myra is survived by her husband of 61 years, Richard I Adams, also born in Roanoke, Va.; and two sons, Richard Kirk Adams and Keith Irvin Adams; sister, Eddie Mae (Vernon) Wilkinson; and brother, Gifford Owen Vernon (a noted architect in Roanoke and the surrounding area); and several nieces and nephews namely, Kay Wilkinson, Jan Wilkinson and Grand Niece Ashley Smith of Roanoke and Jeannie Fitzpatrick, Ray Fitzpatrick of St. Augustine Florida, and Kevin Fitzpatrick of Mississippi.
A Memorial Service is being planned for later in the spring or summer and special friends and relatives will be notified of the details upon completion. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Virginia or a charity of your choice. Cremation Society of Virginia-Newport News is handling the arrangements.
On line condolences may be expressed to www.vacremationsociety.com.