Gloria Jean (Adams) (1939 - 2003)

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Gloria Jean (Adams) James
1939 - 2003
updated December 05, 2019
Gloria Jean Adams, mother to 5 children, was born on January 13, 1939 in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was born into the Adams family and married into the James family. She was born to Lucille S Adams, with siblings Charles, John, Mary, and Regginald. Gloria's partner was Lawrence Sammuel James Sr., and they gave birth to Angela Diane James Youra, Doris Marie James Williams, Rosalind Joanne James Spencer, Lawrence James Jr., and Nayyirah Ahabah AbdulSalam. Gloria died on December 21, 2003 at 64 years old. We know that Gloria Jean Adams had been residing in Tracy, San Joaquin County, California.

I can't give her an introduction in to the world because she had yet to give birth to me. But can tell you the wonderful Mother that was given to me. She had a determination and a strength about her that was impecible. She always made sure her children was at best even in her own struggles- (we never seen them as children). She was strong in her belief in God.

My Mother was a helper and a giver, she gave care to those whom was ill her career was a LVN at Castro Valley hospital. I could go forever speaking on her and still won't touch the surface of what a impact she had on the lives of her family and those around her.

She passed teaching us... each set she would take in the dying process we were prepare because she made sure she sat all of us down and told us what steps to look for in the process so we would know when the end of her time was in. Mommy you left me with so much as well as being your name sake. Truly I miss you.

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Gloria Jean Adams

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Gloria James was born on in Shreveport, Caddo Parish County, Louisiana United States


Gloria James died on

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at Rolling Hills Memorial Park, 4100 Hilltop Dr, in Richmond, Contra Costa County, California United States


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Indian and Creole. I did not know my great grand parents.

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Believed in God

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Tracy, San Joaquin County, California


I am not sure she went to school in Louisiana. She studied basic education, later recieved her diploma and moved on to receive certifications in nursing.


She was a LVN

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My Mom was known to making sure things stayed cleaned- that was no joke. He later years she volunteered at the church she went to and made sure it remained clean at all times. She was over the cleaning crew.

She also played the acordian and organ , she started her interest at home and later played them both at church. She and my Father was known for their duet dining together-it was a pleasure watching them, and heart touching as I think on them.

She used to sew clothing, she sold Crystal with "Princess House". And was know for her delicious cooking.

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When (Mommy) Gloria Jean (Adams) passed she was preceeded in passing by her Mother Lucille Adams, her brothers Charles Rothchild, Lou Vincent, and Molly ( known to me as Baby Molly). Also her sister Mary Handsome. She did have the chance to meet all her grandchildren. She left behind her husband Lawrence S. James Sr. and all of her children. It is 2019 and all of her children and grandchildren are still living. In which now she has great grandchildren. A'zariyah Sanaa Lewis, Nazier Zydaan Lewis, A'azminah Sanai Lewis, from my daughter. Elijah Bourjourno, And Maykia Thompson from Abbiyah Spencer.

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In 1939, in the year that Gloria Jean Adams was born, on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1942, at the age of merely 3 years old, Gloria was alive when on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

In 1953, she was only 14 years old when actress and comedian Lucille Ball gave birth to Desi Arnaz, Jr on January 19th. On the same day on "I Love Lucy", the fictional Little Ricky was born as well. Baby Desi graced the cover of the first TV Guide magazine with a headline that read ""Lucy's $50,000,000 baby" - because the commercial revenue from his birth was expected to be that amount.

In 1969, when she was 30 years old, on July 20th, the first men walked on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. both walked on the moon but it was Armstrong who first stepped on the moon. They fulfilled the promise of President Kennedy's commitment in 1961 to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

In 1983, when she was 44 years old, "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

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Gloria L. (Singleton) James
Born: around 1970
Gloria (Miller) James
Born: around 1949
Gloria N. (Webster) James
Born: around 1956
Gloria J. (Orr) James
Born: around 1955
Gloria F. (Ceck) James
Born: around 1949
Gloria A. (Farmer) James
Born: around 1955
Gloria H. (Mcgowen) James
Born: around 1951
Gloria J. (Levins) James
Born: around 1947
Gloria (Beverly) James
Born: around 1952
Gloria E. James
Born: around 1940
Gloria R. (Schatte) James
Born: around 1927
Gloria G. (Armstrong) James
Born: around 1957
Gloria D. (Johnson) James
Born: around 1957
Gloria M. (Jennings) James
Born: around 1944
Gloria D. (Mccoy) James
Born: around 1955
Gloria J. (Johnson) James
Born: around 1958
Gloria J. (Filarski) James
Born: around 1947
Gloria F. (Shotlow) James
Born: around 1954
Gloria J. (Jones) James
Born: around 1941
Gloria M. (Aguilera) James
Born: around 1979

Other Jameses

Margaret James
Oct 19, 1894 - February 1973
Pasadena, California
Wayman G James
Nov 11, 1979 - Jun 15, 2010
Columbus, Georgia
Sakae James
Feb 26, 1925 - Jan 19, 2008
Saint Petersburg, FL
Julia G James
Mar 28, 1906 - May 11, 1994
Los Angeles, CA
Jane James
Sep 9, 1946 - Apr 22, 1998
Carmichael, CA
Diana James
Aug 31, 1949 - September 1985
San Leandro, California
Jemima James
Nov 4, 1905 - October 1987
Mark James
Nov 17, 1952 - May 19, 1997
Albert E James
Feb 1, 1872 - Oct 15, 1967
North Highlands, CA
William Towner James
Apr 15, 1948 - Oct 26, 2007
Lucille H James
Apr 22, 1898 - Jun 15, 1988
Alhambra, CA
Louise James
Jul 24, 1897 - December 1986
Pasadena, California
Roger James
Jul 30, 1949 - January 1972
Leroy Franklin James Jr
Sep 20, 1949 - Sep 2, 2007
Donald E James
Jan 8, 1951 - Aug 29, 2007
Sherry James
Jul 8, 1949 - Jun 1, 2001
Susa James
Dec 26, 1948 - Nov 8, 2008
Eldridge, CA
Laura May James
Jul 25, 1951 - Aug 3, 2008
Garold James
Oct 11, 1935 - September 1985
Crescent City, California
Anita B James
Feb 28, 1954 - Jul 27, 1996

Other Adamses

George T Adams
Aug 11, 1941 - Jun 26, 2003
Ethel Adams
Mar 20, 1890 - April 1972
Simi Valley, California
John A Adams
Sep 18, 1944 - May 2, 2001
Robert Adams
Jul 28, 1943 - July 1984
Lonnie Lee Adams
Jun 27, 1943 - Nov 9, 2006
Bakersfield, California
Carroll Freeland Adams
Jun 27, 1945 - Mar 20, 2009
Mohave Valley, California
Robert Earl Adams
Nov 12, 1946 - Apr 19, 2011
Ladonia, Texas
Nettie Z Adams
Jun 20, 1926 - Feb 12, 2002
Wilkesboro, NC
Gary W Adams
May 5, 1944 - Feb 15, 1999
Ruby Adams
Apr 13, 1929 - March 1975
Portland, Oregon
David Ray Adams
May 23, 1942 - Nov 22, 2009
Sparks, Nevada
Nancy L Adams
Jan 17, 1941 - Oct 5, 2007
Earlham, IA
E I Adams
Jan 30, 1909 - Oct 16, 1989
Carmen L Adams
Jun 21, 1944 - Jun 10, 2006
Barstow, CA
Frieda Adams
Mar 13, 1891 - March 1986
Alhambra, California
Hattie L Adams
Oct 9, 1906 - Oct 25, 1997
Oceanside, CA
Jerry L Adams
Nov 19, 1946 - Oct 3, 2003
Sparks, NV
Margaret Q Adams
Jul 26, 1874 - Jan 15, 1974
Costa Mesa, CA
Joy Adams
Jul 16, 1932 - March 1982
Joan Ellen Adams
Jan 1, 1946 - Jun 21, 2007
Rialto, CA

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Katherine H Gibson
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John Moreno
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Carole Sue Flora
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R W Platt
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Liza Slak
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Ronald Munson
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Robert Leeroy Montero
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Jay Wagner
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Roy E Savala
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Rachel Galindo
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