Carolyn Hilker Adams

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Obituaries -

CHAR­LOTTE - Carolyn Hilker Adams, age 81, died on Fri­day, March 29, 2019. A Char­lotte na­tive, she was born on Christ­mas Day, 1937 to Elmer A. Hilker and El­iz­a­beth DeRa­mus Hilker. Carolyn was an an­gel then and through­out her won­der­ful life.

She at­tended A.G., Myers Park High School (Class of ‘ 55) and grad­u­ated from Queens Col­lege where she was May Maid of Honor, and a mem­ber of Chi Omega. She was a mem­ber of Christ Epis­co­pal Church since 1960 and the Ju­nior League of Char­lotte.

Carolyn mar­ried Ge­orge B. Adams, Jr. (G. B.) on G. B’s birth­day of Fe­bru­ary 13, 1960. What a per­fect gift. They were in­sep­a­ra­ble and blessed with 58 won­der­ful years of mar­riage. In 1965, they wel­comed their son and only child, Bryan.

Those that Carolyn touched through­out her life knew what a beau­ti­ful per­son she was in­side and out. She taught us all how to treat each other with re­spect and to love one another. Carolyn was a won­der­ful lady with Southern roots who em­braced all those who sur­rounded her. She knew that ev­ery day was a gift from God.

Carolyn will al­ways be re­mem­bered for her strong sense of val­ues and deep Chris­tian faith, happy in­fec­tious laugh, sense of hu­mor and lov­ing con­cern for oth­ers. Carolyn never met a stranger and en­joyed spend­ing time min­is­ter­ing to her friends when they were go­ing through dif­fi­cult times and oth­ers in need.

Carolyn had a love of gar­den­ing with G. B., f lower ar­rang­ing, cre­ative healthy cook­ing and be­ing with friends swim­ming and ex­er­cis­ing at the Park Road YWCA and Har­ris YMCA. Carolyn taught sec­ond grade at Sedge­field El­e­men­tary School for five years and ran a suc­cess­ful home mail or­der busi­ness for over forty years. Carolyn’s spe­cial joy was spend­ing time with Bryan and his wifeMeg and their boys Ge­orge and Charles in Char­lotte and at their home at Litch­field Beach.

Carolyn demon­strated her faith, strength and courage dur­ing a long bat­tle with hy­dro­cephalus and lung can­cer. She never com­plained and main­tained a smile and pos­i­tive out­look through­out this time. Carolyn and her en­dur­ing spirit will be greatly missed, but never for­got­ten.

Carolyn was pre­de­ceased by her par­ents and her sis­ter, Peggy Hilker Noreen. Carolyn is sur­vived by her hus­band, G. B.; and son, Bryan, and his wife, Meg, and their chil­dren, Ge­orge and Charles.

A memo­rial ser­vice will be held at 11: 00 AM on Fri­day, April 5th at Christ Epis­co­pal Church, 1412 Prov­i­dence Road in Char­lotte. The fam­ily will re­ceive friends in the Blue Room fol­low­ing the ser­vice. The fam­ily ex­tends their sin­cere ap­pre­ci­a­tion to the nurs­ing staff of the Holly House at South­min­ster for the care they pro­vided to Carolyn.

In lieu of f low­ers, do­na­tions can be made to Christ Epis­co­pal Church or Hos­pice and Pal­lia­tive Care - Char­lotte Re­gion.

Ar­range­ments are in the care of Robertson Fu­neral and Cre­ma­tion Ser­vice, (704) 752-7710.

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