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Deborah Schuller Adams

July 6, 1951 — August 5, 2023

Utica MS

With deepest regret, The Schuller and Adams family announce the transition of our matriarch, Debra Schuller Adams of Utica, MS on  August, 8,2023 at her residence. Please join us and offer the family a comforting word of prayer.

Deborah Ann Schuller Adams was born on July 6, 1951 in Utica, Mississippi to the late Minnie Murler Schuller and was the seventh child of twelve siblings; she was also the seventh to go to be with the Lord. She accepted Christ at an early age, and was baptized at St. John Missionary Baptist Church of Utica, Mississippi.

She attended Mixon Grammar School/Junior High School from first grade to ninth grade.

Deciding that she was ready for the workforce, Deborah attended Job Corps to study for a career in nursing assisting . After completing the program, Deborah worked at University Medical Center Hospital for two years before relocating to California with her sister Catherine.

While in California Deborah assisted Catherine in raising her two daughters Lola and Tommia they all stayed with their aunts Mary Johnson and Lucille Wade as they pursued employment and new opportunities.

In 1979 Deborah moved Catherine moved back to Utica to live with their parents until finding a home of their own in Jackson, Mississippi.

Deborah returned home to a life graciously spent in service of others.

Deborah reunited with her high school significant other Issac McDonald to this union 1 child was born Shonderrick. Deborah later united in holy matrimony to Will T. Adams on August 18, 1983 in Utica,Mississippi.  To this union no children were born. In 2012 Will T Adams departed this life and Deborah became a widow. Deborah continued to live in the family home, providing care to many family members and loved ones.

Deborah loved the private life, she never complained about her daily tasks of servitude from sun up to sundown.  She was a jack of all trades, although cooking was not one of them. She took on the role of a nurse for those with illness; she was a taxi driver for many, taking them to doctors appointments and visiting the sick. Deborah also enjoyed cycling and hydrotherapy classes at the YMCA in Clinton Mississippi. But her die hearth passion was decorating, she love to decorating for parties and weddings she could take the bare minimum and design the most elegant pieces you ever saw. She also enjoy Good music: gospel and blues, Deborah also loved to dance and knew all the line dances. Before she departed this life she witness her son Shonderrick became the man she hoped and prayed for, and she knew her assignment was complete.

On Saturday August 5 at 1:00 PM, with her son Shonderrick by her side, Deborah peacefully departed this earth.  She leaves to cherish her memory one son: Shonderrick (Destiny) of Mississippi and two granddaughters Skyar and Sarai Schuller.  Four sisters - Ruby (JC) Spears of Illinois, Levon (Prentiss) Johnson, Shirley (Halbert), Lee Etha Roach-Ware ;Six brothers - Robert (Shirley) Schuller, James Earl (Kimberly) Schuller. Two Sister-in-laws - Jerlean Barnes and Ilean Schuller.  One aunt Mary Johnson. One cousin she considered sister Bessie Mae Hays. Two special individuals a son Robert Brown she shared with Rose Esco and a daughter Tiffany Moncure she shared with Halbert and Shirley Moncure, Tiffany S. Moncure.

She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and others whose lives she touched both directly and indirectly.

 

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.

~Psalm 121: 1-2 ~

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