Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Marie Josephine Adams


04/11/1925 - 07/28/2020


Marie Josephine Pendergrass Adams, age 95 of Gastonia, NC passed away July 28, 2020.

She was a native of Cherokee County, NC but resided in Gaston County, NC for the remainder of her life. She was the daughter of the late Hardy Lawrence and Mary Etta Griggs Pendergrass. Marie was a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, canning fruits and vegetables. Marie also was a seamstress; she enjoyed making wedding dresses and curtains. She was a member of Marble Springs Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kendall Adams, Sr. and a brother, Dillard Pendergrass.

She is survived by one son, Kendall Adams, Jr and wife Melinda of Gastonia, NC; a daughter, Stacey Gibby and husband Lennox of Gastonia, NC; seven grandchildren, Wesley Gibby (Lauren), Jennifer Grant (Mike), Amanda Britt, Jessica Adams, Dana Adams, Crystal Drawdy and Kim Laye; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at 3 pm, Monday, August 3, 2020 at the Townson-Rose Chapel in Andrews. Rev. Jerry Tatham will officiate. Burial will be in Moss Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1 pm - 3 pm, Monday, August 3, 2020 at the Townson-Rose Chapel in Andrews. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society at Cancer Research Institute, National Headquarters, 29 Broadway, 4th Floor New York, NY 10006-3111.

You may send tributes to the Adams family at www.townson-rose.com.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.


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