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Marie Lucille Cobb Adams

Obituary Date: Saturday, December 18, 2021

Marie Lucille Cobb Adams went to her heavenly home on December 18, 2021 after a long, blessed, and wonderful life.

Born on May 7, 1930 in Barberton, OH, her childhood days were spent there till the family returned to her grandparents family farm in the North GA mountains of Blairsville, GA. At age 17 in 1947 her parents moved to Helen, GA to open and
manage the Helen Cafe on Main St. There she met the love of her life, John Henry Adams, a Helen native, just out of the U.S. Army. A quick romance began, followed by matrimony on February 8, 1948. Family and towns people teased and claimed it would not last. They knew it would and it did, for 45 happy years together. They made their home in Helen on Spring St while raising two loving daughters.

As a family, over time, they each became members of Chattahoochee Methodist Church, Robertstown-Helen Ga. She was the last member of her generation in the Adams family and the only daughter-in-law. She enjoyed a long, pleasurable career in the retail field. Initially working for employers who owned various businesses in Helen. A real "people person", self taught and truly knew how to interact with the public. Her light-hearted and cheery personality not only helped to increase sales, but made lasting friendships with many customers. She was fondly known in the community as "Miss Marie".

In the 1980's in Cleveland she worked at the Big G Discount store. In 1993, after her husband's passing, she joined the Griffin Drug Company team on the Cleveland Square. She enjoyed 22 more great years until 2015. By then, she was 85 years young and quite an inspiration. She has been doubly blessed with a long,
wonderful life, including two precious grandchildren and two great-grandchildren she dearly loved. She was pre-deceased by her husband, John Henry Adams; parents, Ivan & Louetta Smith Cobb; sister and brother-in-law, Wanda and Toby Laster; brother, Roger Cobb all of Blairsville, Ga, Jerry Mong, Medina, OH; and all sister and brother-in laws of the Adams family.

Survivors include, daughter, Daretta Dale Adams and fiance, Larry Kinsey, Cleveland, GA;  daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Ken Dorsey, Cleveland, GA; grandchildren, Tabitha Dorsey Brinson (Steve), Gainesville, GA and Jake Dorsey, Cleveland, GA; great-grandchildren, Ethan Brinson, Callie Rey Brinson, Gainesville, GA; sister, Irene Mong, Medina, OH; son by love & Helen Neighbor, Jonathan Sims, Athens, GA; special nieces, Michelle Laster Roberts, Demorest GA., and Cheryl Mong Hoon, Columbus, OH. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00P.M. Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at the Chapel of Barrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Brandon Hester will officiate. Interment will follow at Gateway Memory Park with the Rev. Kyle Savage officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 - 8 P.M. Monday at the funeral home.

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Funeral Date
12/21/2021 at 1:00PM
Funeral Home
Barrett Funeral Home
(706) 865-3101
118 N Brooks St, Cleveland 30528