|Birth: ||Jul. 6, 1930|
|Death: ||Feb. 22, 2012|
Linda Wylene Jules Adams, a retired registered nurse, departed life at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at Lafon Nursing Facility of the Holy Family in New Orleans, due to a massive benign brain tumor. She was 81.
Mrs. Adams was born to the late, loving and dedicated parents, Henry Exnicious Jules Sr. and Emily Gwendolyn Johnson Jules, in New Orleans on July 6, 1930.
She was predeceased by her husband, Civil Rights Leader, Dr. William Roosevelt Adams; her siblings, Adrienne Jules Young, Inez Jules Davis and Weldon James Jules.
She is survived by sister, Dr. Idalorraine Jules Wilderson; brother, Henry E. Jules Jr.; brothers-in- law, Dr. Frank B. Wilderson Jr. and Anais Young; cousins, Rosemary Ventress and Antoine and Sarah Eliass; and a host of nieces and nephews; as well as devoted friends, Mattie Walker, Violet Bowers, Cynthia and Walter Perkins, Bernadette and Raymond Latios and Cajuana Lazard, among many.
Linda was raised in the Catholic Faith at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, now St. Katherine Drexel, and attended Thomy Lafon Elementary School, Xavier Prep, Xavier University and St. Mary's School of Nursing in St. Louis, graduating, as president of her class in 1951. She completed post graduate work at New York University-Sloan Kettering Institute and enjoyed operating room as her specialty at Flint-Goodridge Hospital, Cedars of Lebanon in Los Angeles and Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
She was a charter member of the Pontchartrain Chapter-Links. Inc., the Minneapolis-St. Paul Links and Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority. She was a longtime board member of the New Orleans Home for Incurables, a New Orleans Museum of Arts Bookstore volunteer and on several committees at the request of former district attorney, Harry Connick Sr.
She was a former first-maid debutante of the Original Illinois Club, a longtime resident of Pontchartrain Park and a member of Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary # 435 in Minneapolis, Minn., where she lived after Hurricane Katrina, also the MN Linwood Township Golden Seniors Club.
The family would like to thank Ralph and Joyce Wilderson, of Destrehan, and the staffs of Lafon Nursing Facility of The Holy Family, Chateau De Notre Dame Hospice, Minneapolis, Providence Nursing Home and the Sisters Adams, Linda Wylene Jules Nursing of the Holy Family, whose incredible kindness and care made the best of an exceedingly difficult time.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church, 4700 Pineda St., with visitation and Rosary.
Interment at Mount Olivet Mausoleum, 4000 Norman Meyer Ave., New Orleans, 70122. Gertrude Geddes Willis Funeral Home Inc., in charge.
Published in The Advocate on February 26, 2012
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