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Services

Franklin D. Bailey, Sr.

Nov. 22, 1932 ~ Oct. 19, 2019

Services will be held: October 22, 2019

Howard Thomas Jones, Sr.

April 2, 1930 ~ October 18, 2019

Services will be held: October 22, 2019

Sarah Louise Adams Coates

October 17, 1918 ~ October 15, 2019

Services will be held: October 18, 2019

Norris Ray Yates

Jan. 26, 1935 ~ Oct. 15, 2019

Services will be held: October 19, 2019

Della Louise Franks

February 17, 1939 ~ October 11, 2019

Services will be held: October 19, 2019

Peggy Ipock Parrish

November 13, 1930 ~ October 13, 2019

Services will be held: October 18, 2019

E. Millard Johnson

September 24, 1931 ~ October 12, 2019

Services will be held: October 17, 2019

Marland Overton Denton

October 31, 1941 ~ October 10, 2019

Services will be held:

Kathleen Joan Trant Adamo



October 6, 1948 ~ July 6, 2019

Kathleen Joan (Trant) Adamo left this earth for the comforts of heaven and eternal life on Saturday, July 6th, 2019. Her spirit is carried on by her loving and devoted husband Peter, her five children and their spouses, 18 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, five Trant siblings, large extended Trant and Adamo family, and close friends. All were touched by Kathleen’s gentle, loving spirit during her 70 years of life. We were privileged to know Kathleen, the third of six children born to Manus and Delores Trant, and to learn so many valuable lessons from her in her roles as loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, colleague, and friend during her lifetime.

Kathleen lived a life grounded in faith, charity and compassion and, above all, taught us to love unconditionally. She taught humility and selflessness and, ultimately, taught us to show courage in the face of death. Kathleen loved to write. We were moved by the elegance in which she could arrange her words. She reminded us, through volumes of letters, poems and short stories, about the beauty found in the wonders of nature, in the magnificent, even in the mundane. Kathleen loved to laugh, and it was this winsome laughter, shrouded in her fierce love, that touched us the most. Kathleen wrote to everyone she knew, especially to her loving sisters, Arleen, Christine and Adrian, and brothers, Stephen and Richard, who she grew up with in Hicksville, New York. Their lifelong correspondence remained so heartfelt throughout, providing an invaluable record of the amount of love between Kathleen and her family. Most who knew her recall a letter or card that touched their heart, tickled their funny bone, or reminded them of the beauty found in each day.

It was Peter Salvatore Adamo who captured Kathleen’s heart from the beginning of their days together. Meeting and falling in love in high school in the 1960s, theirs became a love that only grew over the course of fifty plus years, continuing beyond Kathleen’s final breaths at the Transitions Lifecare hospice in Raleigh, North Carolina, where Peter was always by her side. From Peter’s time serving in the United States Air Force, to their first year of marriage in Orlando, Florida, which saw the birth of their first child, and only daughter Alexa, followed by a return to Long Island, and the birth of three sons, Christopher, Matthew and Gregory, the young couple continued to grow in their love for each other, and in their faith and devotion to God. Their love only grew in strength upon their adventurous move to Blacksburg, Virginia in 1977, taking a chance on a construction business along with Peter’s twin brother, Michael. Kathleen, pregnant with her fifth child, Jason, left her family and her home state of New York behind, putting her faith in her husband and in a marital love so filled with hope and devotion. Peter and Kathleen survived that test, and the challenge of a new life, and continued to thrive as they grew in God’s love. Their journey together would culminate in a fifty-year marriage that showed us all that true love does exist, and even the wildest heart dedicated to it can overcome any obstacle that life can pose.

The Adamo family thanks Newpath Church, Transitions Lifecare, and the many family members that have supported us during this difficult time. Flowers may be sent to Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, or in lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Transitions Lifecare at https://transitionslifecare.org/donate/ in Kathleen Adamo’s honor.


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  1. Glenda Hutchinson

    So blessed to know Kathy, Pete, and their family as my neighbors in Blacksburg for over 15 years. She will always be in our hearts and memory as an example of the pure Christian love that eminated from her. She “walked the walk” every step of the way. I have faith in knowing that we will see this sister-in-Christ again one day. Praise the Lord!

  2. Wesley Hubbard

    My heart goes out to the Adamo family on this day. Mrs. Kathy was a truly wonderful person. The fondest memory I have of her is riding to school with her and Jason one morning and the two of them singing together duet style to whatever was playing on the radio and they were REALLY good! She was very kind, and always made you feel comfortable when you were at her house.

  3. Joanie Alexander

    Dear Allyson, Greg and Adamo family, My sincere condolences on the loss of your dear Mother. Praying you will find peace during this difficult time.

  4. Alexa Adamo Valverde

    Love you, forever and always, Mom.

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