Thursday, January 22, 2015

R.I.P. Sweet Adeline


I try and keep sad moments off my blog, but I would always regret not mentioning this great friend. After all, this blog is about my life, so it is fitting that I ask for prayers for a special family who lost such a joyful wife, daughter, sister, mother, aunt, and so much more yesterday morning. To me, Adeline was a true friend.

After a year of battling pancreatic cancer, my beach buddy, Adeline, departed for the most beautiful beach in the sky.

This picture captures our lives together recently.


Though we did not see each other much from October-April, we made up for lost time in Grand Isle from May-September. Adeline always wore the most beautiful beach hats. She donned the most stylish swim suits, sandals, and beach bags. She made our beach days even more exciting. From jet skiing to 5:00 “happy hours”, Adeline was all about Grand Isle, our home away from home. I bet you can pick out Adeline in these photos…. She is the one in the magnificent, colorful hats.




I will also never forget our dance/karaoke parties on the camp deck. That girl never met a “mic” that she did not like. By the way, her husband’s name is Mike, so that is quite appropriate because I know she loved him immensely. This photo is from her daughter Alyce.


As I type this post, I am quite teary-eyed thinking of all the great memories that were made on that beach, but sweet Adeline, or Ada, as we called her, would want us to continue to enjoy our times on the beach. I cannot wait to toast her this summer with all our beach buds.

Her daughter Alyce said it best, “We are laughing until we cry telling stories about how the funnest times we have ever had was with my mom, Adeline! Early this morning, my faith filled, strong, and beautiful mother went home to the good Lord- exactly one year after we discovered the cancer on her pancreas. The memories and quality of life that she had this past year is something that I will thank God for everyday. Every glass of wine I drink, every beach trip, every time anyone pops open a bottle of champagne, and every Frank Sinatra song I hear I will think of Sweet Ada. Can't wait to hear your sweet voice again one day. I know God has prepared a special place for such an incredible person in heaven. You have touched everyone that you met. I hope to be half as amazing as you are!”


Adeline will be sorely missed, but I know there is a sweet angel watching over all of us. Please join me in praying for Ada and her family. xoxoxo

Do not forget to enter my current give away from LEROY GRAY. TODAY is the final day:

click HERE

leroy gray

RIP Adeline, y’all!


  1. She sounded like a wonderful southern lady. I'm so sorry for your loss. Sounds like you blessed with a jewel of a friend.

  2. So sorry for your loss Ron. She sounds like she was a wonderful person. Prayers for all of you at this time.

  3. So sorry for your loss. Sounds like she was a lovely lady. May her memory be eternal.

  4. I'm so sorry for your loss. I have to say, she had a beautiful smile! Prayers for Miss Adeline's family and friends.

  5. Good morning, Ron! Somehow, I knew your blog today would pay tribute to Ada. Her "joie de vivre" was apparent wherever she went. She was a true Southern lady--so classy. She impacted so many lives and will be sorely missed. I know she is now at peace and out of her pain, but my heart is broken for a life taken so soon. Her daughter Alyce did sum up sweet Ada perfectly in her words. She will never be forgotten. Rest in peace, Ada. <3

  6. What a beautiful tribute. She sounds like a true blessed everyone was to be a part of her life. Thank you for sharing with us all Ron.

  7. Beautiful tribute.... My coffee is now weakened by my tears! Everyone should live life like Adeline and maybe the world would be alright....

  8. My thoughts are with my dear friend Julie, sista Alyce, Mr. Mike and with the rest of their families this morning. With a heavy heart I am hoping that they find peace. I am comforted by the outpouring of love and know that this quote reins true...
    "A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. A great soul brings us together again and again" - Maya Angelou
    And a GREAT SOUL she is!! Rest in peace Sweet Adeline.

  9. Oh Ron, I am so sorry. It is always hard when we lose someone and I am glad you have such great memories with her. The greatest thing to do is to honor her and carry on doing what you all loved to do with her. My condolences to you and Miss Adeline's family.

  10. So sorry you have lost a friend to such a vicious disease. Will be thinking of you and her family.

  11. What a sweet and loving tribute! I am so sorry for you loss but your memories will be in your heart forever!

  12. So many of us have gone through these hard times in our lives of loosing a dear close friend or family member
    I'm sorry you and her family had to experience this part of life

  13. Ron, I am so sorry about the loss of your dear friend. Sending prayers to you and her family.

  14. Sweet Ron, that was a beautiful tribute to your dear friend. Know that her family and friends will be in my thoughts in the coming days and weeks. HUGS!!! xoxoxoxo

  15. What a beautiful tribute to your friend.

  16. What a beautiful tribute to your friend.

  17. She sounds like a wonderful person. I am sorry for your loss. ;)

  18. Adaline is such a beautiful name! Perfect for your beautiful friend. I'm so sorry for your loss, and happy that you had such a wonderful, fun person in your life.

  19. I'm so sorry for your loss. You all will be remembered in my prayers.

  20. Ron I am so sorry and will say some prayers for all. what a lovely tribute.

  21. Ron, I'm so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful tribute to your beautiful friend, Sweet Adeline.

  22. Oh what a terrrible loss. I will keep you and her family in prayer.


Thanks for reading and commenting @ The Uptown Acorn! I love hearing from you. Cheers, y'all!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Follow Uptown Acorn on Instagram