Beth Gillespie Adams, 70, of Graham went to be with her Lord on Monday (April 3, 2017) at Duke University Medical Center after a brief illness. A memorial service is being planned for a later date.
A native of Reidsville, she was a daughter of the late Ralph Thomas and Ethel Davis Gillespie and had lived in Graham since 1980. Beth was of Christian faith, a graduate of Reidsville Sr. High School and she retired from the Social Security Administration after 38 years of service. She was preceded in death by her husband Bill Adams, to whom she was married for 31 years. Beth was a devoted mother to her three sons and upon retirement, focused much of her time on gardening, crafting and being a wonderful meme to her five grandchildren and great-granddaughter.
She is survived by her sons; Pat Ivey and wife; Linda of Kernersville, Michael Ivey of Redwood City, CA, and Chris Ivey and wife; Annette of Burlington; her brother; Tommy Gillespie of Durham; her grandchildren; Jennifer Ivey of Wilmington, Stephen Ivey of Kernersville, Graham Ivey of Sacramento, CA, Meredith Ivey of Asheville, and Heather Ivey of Wilmington; her great granddaughter; Addison Ivey and step-children Melissa Adams of Chapel Hill and Marcus Adams of Boone.
Memorials may be made to: Burlington Animal Services 221 Stone Quarry Rd. Burlington, NC 27217. Citty Funeral Home of Reidsville is assisting the Adams family. Online condolences may be made at www.cittyfh.com
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Pat & Linda and family,
We are so sorry about the illness and passing of Pat's mother. May she be resting comfortably and rejoicing with angels.
Submitted by Steve & Donna Howell Prater on Apr 9 2017 12:31:26 AM
Pat, Michael, Chris and family: I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. My dad died the day before her, and I had no idea she was with dad at the funeral home at the same time. But I just wanted you to know that I'm thinking of you all, and you're not grieving alone. Blessings to you.
Submitted by Mark Childrey on Apr 7 2017 08:46:35 AM
I had the pleasure of working with Beth at the Greensboro Social Security office. She was a mentor to me and I am so thankful that I got the opportunity to thank her for sharing her knowledge with me when I visited her for the last time at Kindred hospital. She will be missed. Praying for comfort for her family during this difficult time.
Submitted by Cheryl Bowser on Apr 6 2017 07:38:38 PM
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Pat im so sorry for your loss.May the Lord wrap his arms around your family and give you comfort. Mark Moore
Submitted by Mark Moore on Apr 6 2017 06:51:06 AM
Pat, Linda, Stephen and Meredith....I always find my comfort in God's word, and I know that you do too. Psalm 121 is one of my favorites and I love the wording in the KJV. May God grant you peace and comfort.
1.I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
2 My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
8 The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
Submitted by Gay Citty on Apr 5 2017 08:37:09 PM
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Gay Citty lit a candle on Apr 5 2017 08:33:54 PM
My sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. May the love, values and lessons learned from her be a comfort to you and your family during this time of sorrow.
Submitted by Mike Cowan on Apr 5 2017 06:27:05 PM
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