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1935 Eunice 2021

Eunice Lonice Adams

October 17, 1935 — March 2, 2021


On March 2, 2021 our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt, Eunice Lonice “Nete” Carroll Murphy Adams, departed this life at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville, N.C.

She was born to the Late Henry Clarence and Ida Blanche Geddie Carroll on October17, 1935. She was the youngest of ten children, eight that have preceded her in death. She has one surviving brother Leander Rudolph Carroll of Autryville, N.C.

Eunice joined Sandy Grove FWB Church in 1949 and remained a member until her demise. She was a graduate of Armstrong Senior High School and attended Fayetteville State University.

Eunice continued her work in the church with her two spiritually ordained husbands. Her first husband was Elder Muriel Colton Murphy whom she was married to from 1954-1981 and then her second husband was Bishop Edward F. Adams (1984-1989).

She had an interesting and diverse adult career cycle which involved her being a Fayetteville City bus driver, A book keeper, A N.C. Agriculture Extension Agent and she owned and operated a successful florist and upholstery shop with her family. She was also the Cape Fear Conference “A” Financial Secretary for 27 years, and a licensed Life & Health, Property & Casualty and Long-Term Care Insurance agent until her death. She also was a piano/keyboard musician for various churches for 50 years.

She leaves to cherish her memories three children, Vicki Murphy Sellars of Hope Mills, Muriel Dwight of Eastover, Jon Rinaldi (Linda) of Silver Springs, Maryland. Also four grandchildren, Damyko (Pamela* Special granddaughter), Jamye Rothwell (Bryan), Vallyn Murphy (Rob), Stephanie Murphy (Benjamin), Honorary grandson Lance Brooks. She also leaves many nieces, nephews,cousins, two sister in laws, a multitude of friends, and most of all a

Services are as follows

Viewing on Sunday March 7, 1-6pm at Patterson Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

Graveside service Monday March 8, at Sandy Grove Freewill Bpst Church at 1PM.

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Sunday, March 7, 2021

1:00 - 6:00pm (Eastern time)

Patterson Memorial Funeral Home

4621 Murphy Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28312

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Monday, March 8, 2021

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Sandy Grove Freewill Baptist Church

4568 Wade-Stedman Rd, Wade, NC 28395

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