Lydia Ruth Adam

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Lydia Ruth Adam was born March 28, 2002 at home in Quitman, Texas to Gloria Umoh and Raymond Adam. As a small child - the youngest of seven children, her radiant smile brought joy to all those around her.

She started cooking at an early age; a task she took to as she did all things in life: with passion, competence and creativity. She was an excellent chef and would regularly experiment with various new and sometimes exotic ideas - her personal repertoire of recipes included meals from a wide variety of cultures. Through both success and failure, her dishes demonstrated her capacity to both innovate and improvise. They were enjoyed by all who tried them.

She was highly intelligent and hard working. In her early teens, she and her sister inherited the responsibility of caring for a growing flock of chickens. She demonstrated undeniable compassion in the care and devotion she showed for her animals. She studied all manner of animal husbandry techniques that she would use to treat them when they were sick.  She also dearly loved her dogs, Alex and Bartley.

Her impeccable work ethic did not just end with the chickens. In both the summer heat and the winter cold she would work outside, doing yard work, mending fences and building structures. She even tended a small personal garden of her own. Any task that needed completion, she would do without a word of complaint. After her eighteenth birthday, she got her first job at Walmart. Although she did not work there for long, her co-workers took notice of her diligence and sweet personality. She was incredibly thoughtful in her gift giving and considerate to a fault; always placing the needs of others ahead of her own.

She found another outlet for her creativity in wordbuilding and creative writing. The detail placed into the worlds she built, and the inhabitants thereof showcased her expansive imagination. Though she was a quiet teen, her vibrant choice in words and her ability to paint a picture with words could spark the imagination in ways that belied her otherwise reserved personality. Her other pastimes included videogames, anime, manga, and computer science.

Her life was tragically cut short on January 2, 2021. Though there are no words this side of heaven to describe the pain of our loss, we are eternally grateful for the time God allowed us to share with her.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Daniel Umoh, and her father, Raymond Adam.

She is survived by her mother, Gloria; sister, Melody of Dallas, TX; sister, Abigail of Winnsboro, TX; brother, Raymond Jr. of Lagos, Nigeria; brother, Isaac and sister-in-law Yalanda of Longview, TX; brother, Joshua of Winnsboro, TX; brother, Yehowraah of Winnsboro, TX; nephew and niece, Mason and Maya of Longview, TX; uncles and aunts and numerous cousins.

Services for Lydia Ruth Adam will be 11:00 Friday, January 8, 2021 at Woodlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs. 

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27

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  1. To Gloria, and Family: Words can not express my sadness, and condolence to my Sister, and her family in your time of breavement. Please be reminded that earth have no sorrow that heaven can't heal. Proverb 3 verses 5,6 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, andhe shall direct thy path.

  2. A heart-wrenching sudden departure from my niece, Lydia. I wish the departed, help to overcome and awakening to joyful activity! I also wish those, she left behind, solace and the strength to bear her transition.

  3. The most devastating news hit me on the very first Sunday of year 2021, your exit Lydia shredded my spirit, what more can I say? Except that I submit to God's will.You will be missed Baby of the house, we will miss you. Rest on Lydia.

  4. To my lovely sister Gloria and family we are in great sorrow for you and your family. Stay strong and keep the FAITH Our Heavenly Father is still in control love all and God Bless

  5. To my dear Sister-in-law and family who I love very dearly. God is your refuge and strength and he will take you through this time of loss. Keep your hand in his hand and you will be ever blessed.

  6. You worked so hard with so much focus and determination. I admired what I saw. You had so much to give to this world. I will always remember you going out of your way and saying hello to me that day. As quite as you were, it stuck with me. Like I told you on overnights you will be missed. I know you have a wonderful position where you are now.

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