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James Adams Jr

February 22, 1959 ~ August 2, 2019 (age 60)

James Adams Jr. was born February 22, 1959 in Miami, Florida.  He was the son of James Adams Sr. and Rubylene Lawson.  He departed this earthly life on August 2, 2019 at his home.

At the age of five, he and his family moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana. He accepted Christ at an early age and baptized.

He was 1978 graduate of North Side High School.  He later attended Indiana Institute of Technology on a basketball scholarship the year of 1980.

James was lovingly called “Bug” the majority of his life.  During his life time he spent a lot of it being “the life of a good party” with family and friends.  He often enjoyed playing basketball, Spades, riding his bike and lifting weights.  A smart man he was, always willing to upset someone in a game of Chess.

“Bug” enjoyed cooking which probably came from his work history included cooking at Casa D’Angelo’s for many years.  He retired from Lewis Brothers Bakery in 2013.

He was a fun yet stern man and enjoyed being around family and friends. Although he was a laid back person, he was big on studying the Bible.

“Bug” was preceded in death by his mother, Rubylene Lawson, father, James Adams; step-father, John Lawson, a son, James Adams III, sister Janice Green, nephews, Clifton Craig, Corey Adams and DeMarco Adams

He leaves to cherish his memory, two daughters, Brittish (Nicole) Logan and Kechenique White both of Fort Wayne; five sisters, Mary (Mack) Lapsley of Fort Wayne, Ruby Taylor of Buffalo, New York; Annie Adams (Randolph Bennett) of Fort Wayne, Tangela Adams of Buffalo, New York and Angela Adams of Fort Wayne; one brother, Henry Burse of Miami, Florida; one granddaughter, Ka’Mya along with a host of other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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