Roosevelt E Adams

June 6, 2021


Roosevelt Ellis Adams Sr passed away on Sunday, June 6, 2021 at the age of 57.

Ellis was born March 5, 1964, in Laurinburg, NC. Ellis was a loving father and devoted husband. On July 19, 1986, he married the love of his life, Teresa Adams. He was a member of Community of Grace Church. He often stated that his family was his greatest accomplishment.

Ellis was a lifelong Dallas Cowboys’ fan. If he was not spending time at home with family, he could be found at his second home, the gym. Ellis competed in many powerlifting competitions and received many trophies and awards throughout the years. He also trained and mentored several other upcoming powerlifters such as his long-time best friend, Chip Archer.  Ellis was also a member of the Masonic lodge, Bennettsville chapter. He spent the majority of his working career in a supervisory position at Murphy Brown, Marlboro County and Scotland County Detention Center and most recently employed at Planet Fitness in Laurinburg NC. Ellis was a kind and loving man with an infectious laugh and personality.

Ellis was preceded in death by his mother, Cora Lee Roberts-Adams, a brother, Gary Adams, and a son Adrian Adams.

Left to Cherish his memories:

His wife of Thirty-Four years

Teresa Adams

One Daughter

Artesha Adams


Two Sons and one Bonus son

Roosevelt (Ernesta) Adams

Xavier Adams (Brittany and Amari Williams)

Lee (Jasmin and Lee III) Pegues


One Granddaughter

Aubrielle (His Pride and Joy)

 Two Sisters

Gracie (Michael) Smith

Dorothy (Maurice) Womack


 Six Brothers

William Dough (Mary) Adams

Willie Melvin (Annette) Adams

Alex (Sheila) Adams

Jeremiah (Carla) Adams

James Lewis (Debra) Adams

Calvin (Stephanie) Adams


Mother- in-Law

Alice McLeod



Archie (Beverly) McLeod


Two Sisters -in-law

Leslie (James) Campbell

Hattie Bostic


Two Step-sister-in-law

Keisha Jennings

Tomeka (Marcus) Coleman


Three Step-brother-in-law

Shawn (Monique) Jennings

Jeffrey Jennings

Chip (Vanessa) Jennings


A Host of Nieces, Nephews, great Nieces and Nephews

Ellis will be missed greatly. His memories and legacy will be carried on by loved ones, family, and friends.


His last words of Encouraging words to his beloved wife:








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June 11, 2021

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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Funeral Service
June 12, 2021

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