|Birth: ||Apr. 1, 1919|
|Death: ||Sep. 7, 2007|
Mildred Adams, 88, passed passed away on Friday evening, Sept. 7, 2007, in Waco. Services will be 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Columbus Avenue Baptist Church with Dr. Ed Carter officiating. Interment will be at Salem Cemetery, Irene, Texas. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home.
Mildred Louellen was born in Dawson, Texas, to the late George Chester and Louise Taylor York Cannamore. At the age of two, the family moved to Irene, Texas, where Mildred grew up and graduated from Irene High School. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Irene.
She worked in the Irene Post Office before moving to Waco to attend Four-C Business College. She lived with Mr. and Mrs. George See at their boarding house on N. 9th and thru a fellow boarder and friend met her future husband, Calvin Hathaway Adams. After finishing Four-C, she began working in the General Office of William Cameron Company in 1941. On Nov. 2, 1945, shortly after Calvin returned from spending two years of World War II in England, they were married by Dr. Dawson in the parsonage of First Baptist Church. Mildred continued working at William Cameron Co. until 1951 when she became a stay-at-home wife and mother.
They soon joined Columbus Avenue Baptist Church and bought a new home in the "Circle" on N. 11th where they nurtured their two daughters in an environment of faith, love and joy. Mildred was homemaker, PTA member/officer, home room mother, chaperone and chauffeur for her daughters and their friends throughout their school years. She was a member of the Miriam/Willing Workers Sunday School Class for which she was treasurer up until her death. Unable to attend, for the past several years, she faithfully worshipped with CABC via television.
Mildred never met a stranger and never forgot anyone she met. She shared God's love with everyone, if not in person, via an untold number of cards and roses. She had been known to use the phone book as her Christmas card list. She loved to cut articles and pictures out of the paper to send to friends and families and on occasion to people she had never met, the grandkids called them "Nana Grams". Last week she expressed the desire to send everyone she knew, a card telling them she loved them and good-by. Mildred was selfless, humble, forgiving, kind and loved us all with an unconditional love that could only come from having accepted the love of Jesus and His promises.
She adopted the "heart" as her symbol of love and adorned every card, paid bill, and everything that would stand still with them. A single red rose was recognized throughout Waco as her signature of love and hugs. She had a wonderful sense of humor evident even in her last hours; as one of the nurses said "she is a cutie". Her last thoughts were for the comfort and well-being of Calvin and her grandkids. She left a table full of cards addressed and awaiting hearts and notes of love, to all of you! We are devastated and will always be, but only for us. Mildred closed her eyes to this world and immediately entered the presence of Jesus, who she talked to constantly, up until the last minute. If you heard singing around 6 p.m. last night, it was the reunion in Heaven that awaits us all!
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Arvel Cannamore and wife, Jessie, Elmer Truett Cannamore and wife, Blanche, Milburn Theodore "Theo" Cannamore, and Little Vernon Cannamore; nephews, Bruce and Truett Cannamore; parents-in-law, Calvin and Ethel Adams; and sister-in-law, Ruth Adams.
Survivors include her devoted and loving husband of 62 years, Calvin Adams; daughters, Donna Zemanek and husband, James, of Hewitt, and Janet Slaughter and husband, Kurt, of Lake Limestone; grandchildren: Aimee Zemanek, of Allen, Kara Gensert and husband, Michael, of Manhattan, Kan., Jace Slaughter, of College Station, and Jantzen Slaughter, of Lake Limestone; sister-in-law, Minnie Cannamore, of Livingston; a multitude of beloved nieces, nephews, family and friends; and extended family, Jackie Hawkins, Scott Ray, Lois Latham, Herman and Frances Reid, Roy and Bennie Roberts and Bruce Roberts.
Waco Tribune-Herald: 9/9/2007...Y1(2)
George Chester Cannamore (1888 - 1961)
Louise Bertha Taylor York Cannamore (1886 - 1962)
Calvin Hathaway Adams (1921 - 2009)*
Arvel Dee Cannamore (1909 - 1965)*
Elmer Truett Cannamore (1911 - 1968)*
Milburn Theodore Cannamore (1913 - 1982)*
Mildred Louellen Cannamore Adams (1919 - 2007)
Salem - Irene Cemetery
Created by: Ruth M. Brown
Record added: Sep 09, 2007
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