Louise A. Adkins

September 11, 1921 - January 29, 2017

09/11/1921 - 01/29/2017

Past Services

Wednesday February 01, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
St. John's United Methodist Church
2709 Greendale Ave.
Norfolk, VA 23518
7575874332 | Directions
Wednesday February 01, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St. John's United Methodist Church
2709 Greendale Ave.
Norfolk, VA 23518
7575874332 | Directions

Louise A. Adkins, of Norfolk, one of the Greatest Generation, entered Eternal Life on Sunday January 29, 2017 at the age of 95 years. She was born on September 11, 1921 in Petersburg, VA to Wesley Grey Andrews and Bessie Cornelia Kidd Andrews. She went on to graduate from Longwood College, class of 1944, where she was a member of the Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority. Louise then worked as a teacher in the Dinwiddie County Schools for six years and the Maury High School for four years.
Louise was a charter member of St. John’s United Methodist Church and a member of their United Methodist Women, and was a treasurer for one of their circles.
In addition to her parents, Louise was preceded in death by her loving husband of 66 years, Carl Edward Adkins, Jr., who passed away in June of 2016; brother Edwin Osborne Andrews; and sister Charlotte Grey Foley.
Left to cherish Louise’s memory are her daughter Barbara A. Fuller and her husband Tony of Virginia Beach; son Carl E. Adkins, III and his wife Ramona of Erial, NJ; grandson J. Grey Fuller of Virginia Beach, VA; granddaughters Grace, Lily, and Katharine Adkins, all of Erial, NJ; brother Wesley Grey Andrews, Jr. and his wife Ethel; brother Preston Harwood Andrews and his wife Ann; further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation for Louise will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at St. John’s United Methodist Church (2709 Greendale Ave. Norfolk, VA 23518) from 2:00 PM until time of Celebration of Life at 3:00 PM. Visitation will continue on Thursday at J.T. Morriss and Sons Funeral Home (103 S. Adams St. Petersburg, VA) from 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM. Graveside services will be held on Thursday at Blandford Cemetery (319 S. Crater Road Petersburg, VA) at 12:30 PM.
Memorials appreciated to St. John’s United Methodist Church. To make a contribution to the fund, please click HERE.
The Altmeyer Funeral Home-Southside Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed by clicking the “post a condolence” button below.
Special thanks to the wonderful neighbors and friends who came to visit Louise. The family also wishes to thank the staff of The Ballentine and Hospice and Palliative Care of Tidewater for all the compassionate care and concern shown to our mom, “The Diva.” The family also wishes to thank the “Special Angels,” Brenda and Meg, for all the love and support given to our family.

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Rick and Susan Hill
6 years ago

The best indicator of a parent is their children. Knowing the person Carl is, Louise was a wonderful mother. It is nice to know that her good works will continue through her children.

John & Susan
6 years ago

Sorry for your loss, Carl, Ramona, & the Girls! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Laura and Gary Sprance
6 years ago

I attended Eastern/Brewbaker Academy in Carl’s class. Your parents were both so kind and gentle whenever I saw them at school events. Praying for your peace and comfort during this time, as you have lost both of your parents so closely together. They are reunited in heaven now and you will all be reunited some day.

Michele MOhr
6 years ago

My dearest Barb and Pete,
We were so sorry to hear about your dear Mom. She was so fun-loving, funny , kind and thoughtful. From junior high on, she (and Mr. Adkins) were always so sincerely welcoming. When visiting from out of town, she would thoughtfully offer food and drink and open their home so graciously. When I think of your Mom, so many laughable and funny moments come to mind. She was so animated-her expressions and cute mannerisms. She would just ” crack you up”. I could talk to her like my own mother.
When visiting, I loved hearing her and Mr. Adkins stories of days gone by. What a deeply loving team they were. And now they are again.
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and all your family that are saddened by such a huge loss.
Ron and Michele

John gose
6 years ago

A long and blessed life to be celebrated by all the family and friends. We all should be so fortunate to have shared our life with so many.