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Dr. Helen Hill Adams, 93, New Bern transitioned Thursday, January 2, 2020 at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville.

Ritualistic Services will be conducted 6:00 PM, Friday, January 10, 2020 at Oscar's Memorial Chapel by the Theta Beta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Continental Society, the Queen Esther Chapter # 7 Order of Eastern Star and Daughters of Imperial Arabian Court #52.

Her funeral service is 1:00 PM, Saturday, January 11, 2020 at St. Peter's  A. M. E. Zion Church 617 Queen St., New Bern, NC.  The interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

She is survived by her daughter, Renee Dillahunt of Benson, NC; son, Rev. W. J. Adams, III (Diane) of New Bern, NC; one brother, John W. Hill, Norfolk, VA;four grandchildren, Renita Dillahunt Adams, (Marcus) Agape Adams, Emmanuel Adams (Nicole), Enoch Adams; two great  grandchildren.

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  • Friday, January 3, 2020
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Oscars Mortuary
  • Friday, January 3, 2020
    I'm so sorry for your loss
    ~ Rigdon K. Whitfield   New Bern, NC
  • Saturday, January 11, 2020
    We are so sorry for your loss and extend our deepest and heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your mother and a most dynamic woman! May the peace of God be with you and your family at this time and forever.
    ~ Mr.& Mrs. Leander & Deborah Munford Barrett   New Bern, NC, NC
  • Saturday, January 4, 2020
    Our sincere condolences to the family during this transition. We’re praying that God’s awesome peace and comfort will be upon you all and sustain you through this journey. We love you!!
    ~ Ron and Virginia Harris   Goldsboro
  • Saturday, January 4, 2020
    Our sincere condolences to the family during this transition. We’re praying that God’s awesome peace and comfort will be upon you all and sustain you through this journey. We love you!!
    ~ Ron and Virginia Harris   Goldsboro
  • Saturday, January 4, 2020
    Our sincere condolences to the family during this transition. We’re praying that God’s awesome peace and comfort will be upon you all and sustain you through this journey. We love you!!
    ~ Ron and Virginia Harris   Goldsboro
  • Saturday, January 4, 2020
    Our sincere condolences to the family during this transition. We’re praying that God’s awesome peace and comfort will be upon you all and sustain you through this journey. We love you!!
    ~ Ron and Virginia Harris   Goldsboro
  • Saturday, January 4, 2020
    So sorry to hear about your mother. She was a role model in the community and a committed educator.
    ~ LINDA Hodge CHAVIS   RALEIGH, NC
  • Saturday, January 4, 2020
    Praying for the family during this difficult time.
    ~ Catina Anderson   Indianapolis, IN
  • Saturday, January 4, 2020
    Praying for the family during this difficult time.
    ~ Catina Anderson   Indianapolis, IN
  • Saturday, January 4, 2020
    To the family of this awesome Woman who did so many wonderful thing,may her legacy forever be remembered by those lives that she touched.Prayers on your behalf
    ~ Eddrenia Pridgen   Jacksonville, NC
  • Saturday, January 4, 2020
    Words, cannot express my sadness. May the comfort of God help you through this difficult time.
    ~ Ms Libbie Holloway -Simmons   New Bern, NC
  • Monday, January 13, 2020
    Renee and William, you and your families have our deepest sympathy at the death of your mother, Mrs.Adams. She was our neighbor and loyal friend. We will miss her greatly. You two and your families are in our prayers. Children of Pastor Charles White and Elizabeth White: Charlene White,Mary White, Clay and Pamela White and family, Ronald White and family, and Vance and Julia White Green and family
    ~ The White and Green family   New Bern, NC
  • Sunday, January 5, 2020
    Renee and W.J.,I am sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. please accept my sincere condolences.I can only imagine the memories the family and friends shared will forever hold a special place in your hearts and minds.  Our heavenly Father, Jehovah God, assures us that one day He will put an end to death and our loved ones will live again by means of the resurrection.-John 5:28,29; Isaiah 25:8. May the God of all comfort, grant you peace and comfort now during this time of sadness.-Matt.5:4; 2Cor.1:3,4.
    ~ Mattie Williams Jones(Tiny)   NEW BERN, NC
  • Sunday, January 5, 2020
    May the peace that surpasses all understanding be with you and surround you all during this time of sadness.
    ~ Kenneth Whitehurst   Atlanta, GA
  • Monday, January 6, 2020
    May my condolences bring you comfort and may my prayers ease the pain of your loss. Words can't express how saddened I am to hear of your loss. May the memory of Aunt Helen bring you comfort and peace.
    ~ Phyllis Kearney Cameron   Raleigh, NC
  • Tuesday, January 7, 2020
    Renee and family: Please accept my condolence. Mrs. Adams was a mighty force in the education field. She was a strong leader and I admired her spunk. Rest knowing that she touched many lives and we will see her again.
    ~ Claudette Willie-Harvey   Pollocksville, NE
  • Tuesday, January 7, 2020
    Fond memories, my former Language Arts teacher, Mrs. Adams. Prayers of comfort to the family.
    ~ Dr. Ed Bell   Raleigh, NC
  • Tuesday, January 7, 2020
    My Deepest Sympathy Soror. We pleadged together. Will Always love you and your sweet, sweet, spirit. Sorely missed and never forgotten.
    ~ Jacinta Frank   Wake Forest, NC
  • Tuesday, January 7, 2020
    You have fought the good fight, you have finished the race, You have kept the faith. And now you have graduated to the heavenly kingdom, honored by your beloved family and friends, especially your loving granddaughter RENITA.
    ~ Dr. Randy Potts   Memphis, TN
  • Tuesday, January 7, 2020
    Renita: My condolences to you and your family. May God grant all of you His peace which surpasses all understanding!!!
    ~ Stephanie Dawson   Memphis, TN
  • Tuesday, January 7, 2020
    Remembering your wonderful mother and wishing you comfort.
    ~ Sarah Hall   Garner, NE
  • Tuesday, January 7, 2020
    My condolences and prayers to the Adams family . I had the pleasure of being taught by Mrs. Adams at H. J. McDonalds . I loved her ,she will be missed but forever loved . Be Blessed ,Mrs.Nidia Hill- Colo’n
    ~ NIDIA Hill   Bronx, NY
  • Tuesday, January 7, 2020
    Mrs.Adams,was my seventh grade teacher at HJ MCDonald She always had a Beautiful Smile,and Cared very Much for her Students.Mrs.Adams will be Missed,My Condolences to theFamily,Octavia Jones lawson.
    ~ Octavia Jones lawson   New Bern, NC
  • Tuesday, January 7, 2020
    Renita and Mrs. Renee, my thoughts and prayers of peace and comfort are with. "Momma" will truly be missed. Just grateful I was able to meet someone so full of love and joy.
    ~ Chandra Hill   Raleigh, NC
  • Tuesday, January 7, 2020
    Renita and Mrs. Renee, my thoughts and prayers of peace and comfort are with. "Momma" will truly be missed. Just grateful I was able to meet someone so full of love and joy.
    ~ Chandra Hill   Raleigh, NC
  • Wednesday, January 8, 2020
    Renita - I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your grandmother. Sending prayers and ((hugs)) to your family. Psalms 23: 1-6.
    ~ Beth Hand   Memphis, TN
  • Wednesday, January 8, 2020
    Dearest Renee, Please know how sorry I am for the loss of your mother, It brings back difficult memories for me..Mothers are one of God’s greatest blessings and I believe that the loss of one’s mother is by far the saddest event of anyone’s lifetime. I know that the thoughts are no doubt overwhelming that nothing ever will quite be the same. I always admired Dr. Adams tireless energy- nothing ever seemed to slow her down. Renee I think your mother’s greatest legacy will be in the wonderful daughter she raised. You are and awesome, awesome daughter you took great care of your mother and for that you can live without regret..She was so very proud of you. I thank you for being my rock this pass year after I lost both my mother and daddy, most friends dropped off by the way side but you continued to bestow your wisdom, love and sincere friendship upon me.. and I am forever grateful.. and I hope in the days to come I can be half the friend you were and are to me.. Hugs Hugs and more Hugs
    ~ Hermine Ernul-Lovick   Virginia Beach, VA
  • Wednesday, January 8, 2020
    Dearest Renee, Please know how sorry I am for the loss of your mother, It brings back difficult memories for me..Mothers are one of God’s greatest blessings and I believe that the loss of one’s mother is by far the saddest event of anyone’s lifetime. I know that the thoughts are no doubt overwhelming that nothing ever will quite be the same. I always admired Dr. Adams tireless energy- nothing ever seemed to slow her down. Renee I think your mother’s greatest legacy will be in the wonderful daughter she raised. You are and awesome, awesome daughter you took great care of your mother and for that you can live without regret..She was so very proud of you. I thank you for being my rock this pass year after I lost both my mother and daddy, most friends dropped off by the way side but you continued to bestow your wisdom, love and sincere friendship upon me.. and I am forever grateful.. and I hope in the days to come I can be half the friend you were and are to me.. Hugs Hugs and more Hugs
    ~ Hermine Ernul-Lovick   Virginia Beach, VA
  • Wednesday, January 8, 2020
    Rene and family, With deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mother; memory, reflection and fondness of a life lived to the fullest.
    ~ Minnie Nixon   Covington, GA
  • Wednesday, January 8, 2020
    Renee and family, With deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mother; memory, reflection and fondness of a life lived to the fullest.
    ~ Minnie Nixon   Covington, GA
  • Wednesday, January 8, 2020
    Renee and family, With deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mother; memory, reflection and fondness of a life lived to the fullest.
    ~ Minnie Nixon   Covington, GA
  • Wednesday, January 8, 2020
    Renita, My sincere condolences are extended to your grandmother and "our" Soror. My prayers will continue for you and your family during this difficult time.
    ~ Chandra Ward   Memphis
  • Wednesday, January 8, 2020
    Renee, W.J., your mother will be missed by many. She is loved and will not be forgotten. My condolences to your family and may you know peace in the times to come.
    ~ Terry Hodge   Winston Salem, NC
  • Thursday, January 9, 2020
    To the Family: Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.(Matthew 5:4 With Deepest Sympathy Pastor Effie Bryant-Love For God Missions
    ~ Pastor Effie Bryant   New Bern, NC
  • Thursday, January 9, 2020
    Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of your loved one. I have fond memories of the days while you were neighbors with the Faisons. I will remember you in my prayers
    ~ Dolores Jones Faiison   Tarboro, NE
  • Thursday, January 9, 2020
    To: John and the entire Adams Family, I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your sister know that earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. With deepest sympathy, Lydia Gooding & Family
    ~ Lydia Gooding   New Bern, NC
  • Thursday, January 9, 2020
    Renee, I pray the peace of God which passes all understanding will sustain and comfort you, and the family, in the passing of your beloved mother.
    ~ Marva Fisher Baldwin   Merritt, NC
  • Thursday, January 9, 2020
    Renee and W. J. words can not express my sorry at hearing of your mother's Transition !!! Know that you both and your families and friends are in my Thoughts and Prayers !!! MAY GOD GRANT YOU ALL THE STRENGTH TO DEAL WITH THIS MOST TERRIBLE OF TIMRS !!!!
    ~ Henry Dancy   Pinetops, NC
  • Thursday, January 9, 2020
    Renee and W. J. words can not express my sorry at hearing of your mother's Transition !!! Know that you both and your families and friends are in my Thoughts and Prayers !!! MAY GOD GRANT YOU ALL THE STRENGTH TO DEAL WITH THIS MOST TERRIBLE OF TIMES !!!!
    ~ Henry Dancy   Pinetops, NC
  • Thursday, January 9, 2020
    I want to say thank you many years ago in school you were one of my teachers you encourage me in some ways I needed so thank you God blessed you with many years of life rip
    ~ Doug Dixon   Clemson, SC
  • Thursday, January 9, 2020
    I want to say thank you many years ago in school you were one of my teachers you encourage me in some ways I needed so thank you God blessed you with many years of life rip
    ~ Doug Dixon   Clemson, SC
  • Thursday, January 9, 2020
    Please accept my condolences regarding the transition of your beloved Mother Helen. Debbie and i are lifting you and the family in prayer, - now and going forward. May the peace of the Lord be with you always.
    ~ Chaplain Don adams   Brooklyn, NY
  • Friday, January 10, 2020
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. May God give you the strength needed to carry you through this most difficult time. Dt. Linda Tucker-Gooding, HPIC
  • Friday, January 10, 2020
    We pray that our God will give you strength and comfort during this time of bereavement,
    ~ Rev, Ernest & Peggie Cutler   Havelock, NC
  • Friday, January 10, 2020
    My condolences to this beautiful family. Renita, I love you. Prayers for you and your family.
    ~ Lavonda Witherspoon   Mansfield, TX
  • Friday, January 10, 2020
    My condolences to this beautiful family. Renita, I love you. Prayers for you and your family.
    ~ Lavonda Witherspoon   Mansfield, TX