Tony Leon Adams

May 7, 1939 - April 1, 2020

05/07/1939 - 04/01/2020

AHOSKIE, NC – Tony Leon Adams, age 80, of Center Grove Road, passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at the Vidant Edgecombe Hospital of Tarboro, NC.

Mr. Adams was born on May 7, 1939, to Orville Monroe Adams and Mittie Elizabeth Adams in Yadkin County, NC. Tony was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren. Tony was married to the love of his life, Monica, for 56 years, and they enjoyed going out to dance together. He enjoyed working in his yard and liked to listen to bluegrass music.  For many years, he and Monica could be found at local dancing spots on Saturday night spending time with friends doing something they loved.  Tony’s favorite things to eat were liver mush sandwiches and biscuits smothered in butter and Karo syrup. He was loved by many and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Along with his parents, Tony was preceded in death by his brother, Mike Adams, and brother-in-law, Ray Cooke.

Tony is survived by his loving wife Monica, two sons, Anthony Leon Adams and wife Donna of Leesville, LA, and Christopher Lee Adams and wife Carol of St. John, NC; five granddaughters, Jesse and husband Erik, Megan and husband Joe, Kristen, Courtney, and Abby; three grandsons, Tony and wife Samantha, Donavan, and Cole; three great-grandsons, Everett, Jackson, and Drake; one great-granddaughter, Karleigh; a sister, Virginia Cooke of Ahoskie; a brother, Danny Adams and wife Judy of Ritzville, WA; and a sister-in-law, Trena Adams of Hampton, VA.

The family will have a private celebration of life graveside service at the Stoney Creek Cemetery, Ahoskie, NC, with Rev. Paul Ange officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Adams family, and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting


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Lee Adams
4 years ago

Thinking of you Aunt Monica, Anthony,Chris and family. Continued prayers.

Vicky Adams
4 years ago

Monica, Anthony, & Chris & family, I was sad and heartbroken to hear of Tony’s passing. My prayers are with you and your families. RIP, cousin, Tony! May God comfort and bless all of you! Love, Vicky

Hope Manning
4 years ago

Tony I will always remember you with that smile, and by you always asking me where is my hug. Well… I wish I give you another hug, I’m giving and sending hugs to you in Heaven. You will certainly be missed.

4 years ago

You have my deepest sympathy. May Jehovah God comfort you and your family at this sad time. The Bible offers a sure hope of being reunited with your dead loved ones at John 5: 28, 29. Until then allow “the God of all comfort” (2 Corinthians 13,4) help you through this rough time. Please accept my condolences.

Danny Adams
4 years ago

Older Brothers are pretty special people. As the youngest brother I was always falling down cutting up my knees and hands, getting stung by a large nest of wasps, and trying to ride my bike for the first time. My older brother Tony was always there helping me to learn new things and stay out of trouble. A few years goes by and I was asking for all sorts of advise. I will always miss him and love him and his wonderful family. They are the best.

May God Bless Tony and Monica, Anthony, Chris, and the entire family. Thank you for all the comunication during these trying times.

Johnniy & Barbara Eure
4 years ago

Monica & Lisa , Anthony & Dona,Chris & Carol & Family So sorry in the loss of Tony. Word’s however kind cannot mend your heartache but those who care and share in your loss ,wish you much comfort and peace in the coming weeks ahead. Find strength in love of Family, that meant everything in this World to Tony Our heartfelt sympathy And continued loving prayers for Monica.

David C Lassiter
4 years ago

Monica and family members,
I was shocked and saddened to learn of Tony’s passing. I have wonderful memories of the years that Tony and I were in high school. Tony was one of the neatest dressed boys in school. I remember his turned up cuffed jeans and his turned up shirt collar. And always had a nice shoe shine. I am glad to be able to say that Tony was my friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time
David & Mary Ann Lassiter

Bill and Alice Pittman
4 years ago

Prayers and hugs for your family. So sorry for your loss

Tommy & Becky Powell
4 years ago

To all he Adams family we are sorry to learn of the passing of Tony and keeping your Mom Monica in our Prayers for Healing and Comfort both Christians RIP Tony

Shirley Smiths
4 years ago

You were a dear friend and cousin to me. You and Monica taught me a lot when I stayed with you for a short time. Love you always. Shirley