Jermeakia Rosette Adams-Abouo was born on October 29, 1973 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, the youngest daughter of the late Jerome Adams, Sr. and Helen Elizabeth White Adams. On Friday, March 6, 2020, Jermeakia Adams-Abouo passed away at the age of 46. Over a 3-month period, she fought courageously to overcome grave complications from Multiple Sclerosis (MS) that she was diagnosed with in April 2015. She won, as she beat MS on Heaven’s side! Home-Going Celebration will be held Friday, March 13, 2020 at the Stephens-Maree-Tracy Chapel of Serenity at 1:00 p.m. Reverend Ronald E. Clayton, Eulogist. Interment, Givens Cemetery, 13766 Lowcountry Hwy. Ruffin, South Carolina. A public viewing will be held Thursday, March, 12, 2020 at the Stephens-Maree-Tracy Funeral Home Chapel of Serenity from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
She attended parochial and public schools in Elizabeth and Roselle, New Jersey and completed her high school education from Abraham Clark High School in New Jersey in 1992.
On July 6, 1980, Jermeakia accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior and was baptized at White Rock Baptist Church in Linden, New Jersey by Rev. Zebedee Lawton.
She was married to Richard Abouo in 1998 and was separated in 2010.
She became a homeowner and moved to Cottageville, South Carolina in Colleton County , the home of her paternal and maternal heritage.
Jermeakia was a dedicated employee for Verizon Wireless as a Customer Service Representative. In December 2019, she reached her 20-year milestone and earlier in the year had earned a high, national ranking among the customer service representative position. She began her career in the New Jersey call center region and then relocated to the South Carolina call center in North Charleston.
Fondly known as “Meakie,” “Meka,” and “Ms. Meka,” Jermeakia will be remembered for her love of children, having 6 god children; her quiet faith; her exuberance and determination for life; her strong sense of friendship and family; her love of being a homemaker, the sibling who most kept her mother’s tradition of home-cooked meals, home décor activities, and hospitality; and her love of shopping, taking selfies and balloons.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jerome and Helen, her younger brother, Jerome “Jay” Adams, and her brother-in-law, Clarence Jerome Crute.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Abouo; sisters: Alicia Adams Crute of Spartanburg, South Carolina and Veronica Adams-Cooper of Albany, Georgia, who will lovingly cherish her memory; aunts: Louise Adams, Frances Foster-Reeves (Melvin L.), and Virease Michele Foster-Daniel (Rayfield); uncles: Jessie Foster, Jr. and Eugene Stacey Foster ; nephews, Clarence Jerome Adams-Crute, Jr., and Jaiden;
Anthony-Adams ;loving cousins: Albert Myers, Jr. (Sharon) and LaQuan Myers (Alice); sister-in-law, Dalisa Anthony-Adams; brother-in-law, Anthony P. Cooper; god daughters, Jazz Wiley and Breanna Daniels; god sons, Ikeem Robinson, Amarion Fuller, Cameron Issiah Crook, and Keon Jamal Williamson, and a host of other cousins, relatives, and friends.
Her family has established this memorial fund to celebrate Jermeakia's "Inspirational Courageousness" of living through life's challenges by faith.
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