Carlton Ann Adams

Carlton Ann Adams, 86, died peacefully on Friday, August 25, 2023, just shy of her 87th birthday. She was the daughter of Durwood, Jr. and Alma Adams; and sister to Durwood Adams III.

Carlton spent the last few years in Warwick Forest, where she enjoyed the activities provided and made many new friends. Carlton was an exceptional impressionistic artist a voracious reader, and she enjoyed music, both listening and singing, and had been a member of various church choirs over the years, the latest being the Sanctuary Choir of Hidenwood Presbyterian Church. Carlton volunteered at Hidenwood Presbyterian Church for many years at the front desk, meeting and greeting all with her upbeat personality and charm. Carlton had the pleasure of working with many great people at the church, but to mention a few: Barbara, Carrie, and Belinda were her circle of friends.

Carlton retired from the Biology Department of the College of William and Mary after many years of work at the age of 70.  She also held multiple positions of work in Shelton, Washington, prior to moving back to Newport News, Virginia, including being a substitute teacher as well as an administrative assistant at Mason General Hospital.

Carlton was preceded in death by her parents and brother. She is survived by her four children, Christi, John, Laura, and Harold, and by four grandchildren, Ryan, Tyler, Taylor, and Ethan.

We want to say a special thanks to those at the Gardens at Warwick Forest for her care since 2018: Jodi (Business assistant and friend), Lisa (social worker and friend), Carrie (activity coordinator and friend), Zuleika (Medicare specialist), Jami (social worker), Francis (Nutritionist), Desja (CNA), Jane (Nurse), Odessan (CNA and friend), Ruth (Chaplin) and all others un-named that helped her over those years to have a quality existence in her later years of life, all while making friends that were near and dear to her.

Mom will be missed.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

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