Clara Victoria Brooks Adams

Published in The Washington Post on Nov. 2, 2014


Passed to glory on October 23, 2014 after a lengthy

She was 65. Born November 2, 1948 to Laura Rachel
Brooks and Frederick Miles (both deceased), she
graduated from
Anacostia High School and the
Washington School for Secretaries (WSS).

In 1966 she began working as a clerk typist for the U.S.
Coast Guard at the Washington Navy Yard. In 1973 she began working at the US
Department of Justice Appellate Division, rising to the Supervisor of the Paralegal
support staff. She received several awards for excellence before retiring on
disability in 2002.

Fiercely loyal to family, she was a role model and helped many youngsters who lost
their way or had troubled beginnings.

She is survived by the love of her life, Melvin Adams; daughter, Victoria Adams;
stepdaughter, Angela Adams; sons, John, Darius and Leavon Adams; brother,
James Brooks; sister, Mary Brooks; nephew, James Brooks, Jr., niece, Debra K.
Adams; brother-in-law, Sam Adams; Washington and Johnson Families, and many
other loved ones.

Services Friday, November 7, 2014 at New Song Bible Fellowship Church, 11911
Lanham-Severn Rd., Bowie, MD 20720.

Viewing 10 a.m.; services 11 a.m. Services provided by J.B. Jenkins Funeral Home.
Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association
Funeral Home
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7474 Landover Road  Hyattsville, MD 20785
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