|Birth: ||Feb. 28, 1926|
|Death: ||Oct. 22, 2008|
ALBERTHA JEAN LEWIS "PEACHES" ADAMS was born February 28, 1926, the daughter of Augustin and Mabel Lewis in Houston Texas. She slept away quietly at St. James Hospital in south suburban Chicago, Illinois, on October 22, 2008. Peaches grew up in Houston's Fifth Ward, attending Blanche K. Bruce and Dunbar Elementary Schools. She graduated from Phillis Wheatley High School, Class of `42. She was a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, where she coordinated Bible School, sang in Adult Choir, served on Trustee Board and chaired Annual Women's Day. Albertha Lewis pursued her higher education at Houston College for Negroes, later named Texas Southern University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics and a Master of Arts degree in Education. She first started her professional career as teacher at Double Bayou School in Anahuac, Texas and teacher/principal of Chataigner Elementary School in Evangeline Parish, Louisiana. When she moved back to Houston, she taught in HISD at Dogan Elementary School for 15 years, serving as Grade Chairman, prior to being assigned to Dodson Elementary. Albertha was the wife of the late local entrepreneur, Alfred Adams. To this union, daughter, Barbara Denyse, and son, Kevin Bernard, were born. For over forty years, with members of the Adams family, Alfred and Albertha established and operated businesses that primarily served Houston's African American community. These businesses included the Lone Star Cab Company, Lone Star Leasing Company and the Alfron Motels. They enhanced opportunities for family members, such as Adams Bus Service and J. B. Adams Day Care. With their success, they quietly empowered becoming supporters of fundraising efforts. "Peaches" was a life-member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority holding many offices prior to leading Lambda Zeta Chapter as Basileus. She was active in Houston Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, including its senior group, the Jack and Jill Associates.
As Peaches' health failed, her daughter moved her to live at her home in Flossmoor, Illinois. Albertha Jean Lewis "Peaches" Adams lived a life of service.
Complete obituary published in Houston Chronicle from October 30 to October 31, 2008
Paradise North Cemetery
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Record added: Jan 01, 2013
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