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Tuesday, June 17, 1986
Creque's Funeral Home
8:30 9:30 a.m.
Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral
Stlbo.uP U.S. Virgin Islands
St. ToS.a s'A
ELMO A. (HUSKEY) ADAMS, SR.
October 10, 1921 -June 11, 1986
Elmo A. Adams, Sr., was born to Julian and Marie
Antoinette Adams on October 10, 1921 on St. Thomas. He
received his early education at Sts. Peter and Paul Elementary
School and later graduated from Charlotte Amalie High
He matriculated at Fisk University, but interrupted
his studies to enlist in the United States Navy where he
Served with distinction. He was honorably discharged from
the Navy in 1946. He then returned to Fisk where he re-
ceived a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry with a minor
in Mathematics. He later received a Masters Degree in Chem-
istry from his Alma Mater.
Elmo returned to St. Thomas and worked as a
chemist at the Chemical Project at San Jose. He resigned that
position to teach Mathematics and Chemistry at Charlotte
SAmalie High School for fifteen and one half years. He
touched many lives positively as a teacher. Adams was the
Mathematics Department Chairman and was later appointed
Supervisor of Mathematics for all three islands. After leaving
the Department of Education. Mr. Adams worked for the De-
partment of Labor's Employment Security Agency as a
statistician for sixteen and one half years. He retired from
Government Service in 1976.
He was married to the former June A. Roumo and
is survived by six children Shellie, Elmo, Duane, Janelle,
Julien and Daryle. He was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha
Blessing of the casket at the entrance of the church
ENTRANCE HYMN ............... To God Be the Glory
SCRIPTURE READING ................ Wisdom 3:1-9
Joycelyn B. Encarnacion .
SCRIPTURE READING ................ Romans 6:3-9
Elmo A. Adams, Jr.
GOSPEL ............................. John 11:17-27
SERMON ............ Very Rev. Jerome Moody, C.SS.R.
OFFERTORY HYMN ................. Amazing Grace
SIGN OF PEACE ................ Man is Lonely at Birth
COMMUNION HYMN ........... I Am the Bread of Life
EULOGY ...................... Wilburn Smith, Ph.D.
HYMN ...................... Sts. Peter and Paul Choir
I Have Decided to Make Jesus My Choice
RECESSIONAL HYMN ......... The Virgin Islands March
WIFE June A. Adams
DAUGHTERS Shellie A. Sampson
Janelle A. Adams
SONS Elmo A. Adams, Jr.
Duane A. Adams
Julien A. Adams
Daryle A. Adams
AUNT Edna Adams
UNCLE Alton Adams, Sr.
BROTHER Herbert Adams
SISTER Rita Benjamin
SON-IN-LAW Glenn A. Sampson
GRANDCHILDREN Kevin Sampson
COUSINS Olyve Finch
Alton Adams, Jr.
Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
Elmo Benjamin / Jose Encarnacion / Earl Finch, Jr.
Vernon Finch / Aubrey Roumo / Rudel Chinnery
Elmo A. Adams, Jr. / Duane A. Adams / Julien A. Adams
Daryle A. Adams / Alton Adams, Jr. / Clifford Benjamin, Jr.
SMelvin Gerrard, Sr. / Austin Parris / Donald Andre
Glenn A. Sampson / Clifton Finch / Brothers of
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
For every moment we fought one minute more was added
to the love I had for you. I will always be your "Meeso"
and you will always be my special Daddy. I mourn for the
time we will not spend in the future but I rejoice for the
pain and suffering you will no longer endure. I loved you
in life and I will love you even more in death. Rest in peace
and God bless you.
Your loving daughter,
Janelle "Meeso" Adams
To Uncle Elo a global individual
SUnknown to us is the exact number of individuals who
today owe some portion of their success to your influence
and guidance. I am convinced that many remember and join
me in saying "thanks." Your quiet but immeasurable con-
S tributions to mankind may not be known to all, but those
who know are eternally grateful.
Your loving niece,
.Joycelyn "Moose" B. Encarnacion