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Janie Lou Adamson

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) Retired Army Sgt. First Class Janie Lou Adamson, affectionately known by her family as Anie, passed away March 13, 2022. She was 80 years young.

The funeral at 11:30 EDT Tuesday, March 22, at Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, Columbia, S.C, with Pastor Robert Allen Jr. of Grace and Truth Fellowship in Newport News, Va., officiating. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. at Fort Jackson National Cemetery in Columbia. A live stream of the service will be available by visiting her tribute page at

The family will greet friends prior to the service beginning at

10:30 a.m.

She was born to the late Raymond Adamson Sr. and the late Ida Lou Adamson of Roanoke. Janie accepted Christ at an early age and served faithfully and sang in the choir at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in Roanoke. Janie graduated from Randolph County Training School in 1959 and later joined the U.S. Army. She was a skilled soldier, served as a dental hygienist, and was a graduate of Baylor University. She served this nation for 20 years and retired as a sergeant first class at Fort Jackson, where she made her home, and later attended Midlands Technical College. To her family, she was a loving, kind, generous, supportive sister and aunt, who will be greatly missed. Memories and her love for family and cooking shall be greatly remembered and treasured by all who knew her.

She leaves to cherish her loving memory, Stephanie L. Thomas of Atlanta, Stacey L. Belle of Landstuhl, Germany, Sonja L. Jackson of San Antonio, Texas, Shirley L. Kelly of Newport News, Victor Adamson of Las Vegas, Gwen Adamson and Sassar Adamson, both of Roanoke; and a host of loving nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, James E. Adamson, Thomas Adamson and Raymond Adamson Jr.; sister, Naomi Adamson Belle; and nephew, Weslyon Adamson Sr.

The family wished to express their most sincere appreciation for the kindness and expressions of sympathy extended during the time of illness and passing of their loved one.

Shives Funeral Home, Columbia.

Janie Lou Adamson

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