Elizabeth Jane Smith Adcock April 07, 2007
Fuquay-Varina – Elizabeth Jane Smith Adcock, 100, completed her earthly passage on April 7, 2007 at Windsor Point, Fuquay-Varina.
Mrs. Adcock was born on a farm in Wake County on November 10, 1906. She was the daughter of the late David Henry Smith and Minnie Catherine Smith Smith.
Elizabeth attended several of the small one or two room schools, the names of which are familiar to students of the area’s history; Oakwood School, McCuller’s School, Willow Spring School and Cardenas School. Most of the time, she walked with other children in the community two or three miles to school. Her final schooling was at Fuquay Springs School.
Elizabeth was a member of the Fuquay-Varina Baptist Church and Sunday School. She was given a Lifetime Service Recognition on her 100th birthday for seventy eight years of membership and in appreciation for her devoted service to Christ Jesus and the Fuquay-Varina Baptist Church.
Mrs. Adcock was predeceased by her beloved husband of sixty five years, John Wallace Adcock. She is survived by her two sons and their families, David Watson Adcock and wife, Willa Akins Adcock, Robert Maurice Adcock and wife, Eleanor Clark Adcock all of Fuquay-Varina; grandchildren, Sylvia A. Wilkerson (Chuck) and son, John of Willow Spring, David Adcock of Fuquay-Varina, Loraine A. Hayes (Dale) and children, Madison, Alexandra and Nicholas of Holly Springs, Christa A. Ward (Jeff) and girls, Grace, Lydia and Rachel, Charlie Adcock (Shannon) and children, Vivian, James and Graham, Jeff Adcock (Carol) and children, Hunter and Sydney all of Fuquay-Varina.
She is also survived by a special niece and nephew and their families, Mary Lane Hester and Donald Hester all of Durham.
Elizabeth was a very good seamstress and an excellent cook. She enjoyed gardening and especially liked to grow roses. These things she did for her family and friends. She was a member of the Fuquay-Varina Garden Club and the Needmore Home Demonstration Club. She assisted with the cooking and chaperoning for many youth church camps. She was skilled at canning and freezing produce from the garden.
Most importantly, Mrs. Adcock was devoted to her Lord, Jesus Christ. She was also a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who exemplified grace and a gift of hospitality that will not soon be forgotten.
A funeral service celebrating her life will be held on Tuesday, April 10 at 3:00 p.m. at the Fuquay-Varina Baptist Church with Dr. Chris Conner and Rev. Horace Hamm officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 1:30 p.m. and other times at the home of Watson and Willa Adcock.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fuquay-Varina Baptist Church, 301 N. Woodrow Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526 or the Boy’s and Girl’s Home of North Carolina, PO Box 127, Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450.