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In Memory Of Our Poets

Martha J. Kennedy (Adams) (1929-2011) - Class Of 1947

Martha Kennedy Adams , 82, passed away on Saturday morning, August 27th, 2011 after a battle with Lung Cancer. She was surrounded by love and her three children; Andrew S. Adams, Lisa A. (Donnie) Robinson, and Joseph J. (Tammy) Adams. She is survived by the love of these children and also her dear sister Mrs. Sarah K. Shelkofsky, her true best friend. She was the proud grandmother to Amy (TJ) Garrigan, Ashley Keith Fulghum, Jill Robinson, Drew Adams, Anna Adams, Matthew Adams, and a step grandson, Stephen Bush. She had one great grandson Andrew J. Thomas. She was a loving Aunt to Julia K. (Cam) Hardigree, of Montgomery and Glenn Kennedy, Danny (Lisa) Kennedy, and Gina Day of Mobile. She is preceded in death by her husband of 44 years Andrew J. Adams, her parents Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey B. Kennedy, and a brother Mr. Aubrey Kennedy. Mrs. Adams was a graduate of Sidney Lanier High School in 1947 and soon after married. She was a longtime member of Montgomery's Highland Avenue Baptist Church and a prominent figure in Montgomery's political and business industries. She worked during the George C. Wallace administration as Assistant Director of the Department of Labor. She then ran for State Auditor and also for Secretary of State. Her and her husband owned and operated Lee & Lan Florist, of Montgomery, for over 25 years. She was also a proud past Queen of Al Phural Temple, Daughters of the Nile and member of the Eastern Star. She also served as Secretary to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union in Montgomery. She will be greatly missed and remembered forever by her family as a true matriarch. Funeral services will be held at Leak Memory Chapel at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 with a reception of Family and Friends the night before, Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm also at Leak Memory. The Services will be conducted by her beloved pastors Brother Derek Frost and Brother Norman Simmons of Highland Avenue Baptist Church. Pallbearers will be Donnie Robinson, Cam Hardigree, Danny Kennedy, TJ Garrigan, Drew Adams, and Timothy Hardigree. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Deacons of Highland Avenue Baptist Church.