On March 12, 2021 James "Jimmie" Taylor Adams peacefully passed from his life on earth to his heavenly life to be with his Lord and the love of his life, Memory Jo Wallace Adams. Jimmie and Memory Jo are loved and missed by their family: their son Robert Roy Adams II and wife Wilma Beaird Adams, their son Scott Adams and wife Cheyenne and their children Avery, Liam and Duncan of Texas; their son James Wallace Adams and wife Nancy Greene Adams and their daughters Martha and Kathleen of Texas; their daughter Janelle Adams and her son James Lamb of Shreveport; and their daughter Carol Adams Butts and husband James E. Butts of Shreveport.
Born on August 2, 1924 the son of Robert Roy Adams and Lettie Chambers Adams, Jimmie graduated from Byrd High School in 1941. He graduated from Virginia Military Institute (VMI), served his country in the Navy and earned his law degree from Tulane. He served his Lord at First United Methodist Church in Shreveport where he taught the Maida Mickle class for over 40 years.
In 1951 he founded and was President of Adams Institute of Marketing conducting sales and marketing seminars nationwide for Fortune 500 companies. At home in Shreveport Jimmie Adams was an attorney, real estate broker and owner of the Adams Real Estate Institute. He was above all a teacher of life in class and at home, with a gift for enthusiastically explaining the complex details of life, sales and finance to all, through stories filled with humor.
Jimmie truly loved unconditionally. He inspired his children and everyone around him to believe in themselves and appreciate others. We ask those of you who knew and loved him to simply carry on his teachings and his memory through your lives.
There will be no memorial service. Jimmie Adams was lovingly cared for by The Glen, The Bloom and The Carpenter House during his period of hospice. Donations to those facilities or to First United Methodist Church of Shreveport in his memory in lieu of flowers would be appreciated. Thank you.
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