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Lodema Richardson Adams

Lodema Richardson Adams
  • July 9, 1956 - September 17, 2018
  • Sullivan's Island, South Carolina

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“I was so saddened to hear about the passing of Lodema. She was such a bright light and I remember her smiling face, as pictured here. The first time...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Patty Perkins - Charleston, SC

“I am so sorry to hear of Lodema's passing. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. ”
2 of 22 | Posted by: Dave Kay - Mt Pleasant, SC

“Thinking so much about all of you! Lodema was an inspiration to all of us. I loved looking at FB watching her live her life to the fullest! We will...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Vickie Ferguson - Hartsville, SC

“Courty and Crystal-- Your mom was a truly amazing lady. I remember so many times at gymnastic meets when I saw her positiveity and felt her...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Rob Crowder - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Courty & Crystal- Let's always remember the huge smiles that lit your mom's face every time she would see either one of you complete any task you...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: ROB Crowder - Mount Pleasant, SC

“We are so sorry to hear the news about Lodema. Our prayers are with her Family and Loved Ones. She was a fighter till the end. Heaven has gained an...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Neyse Barkley - Mt Pleasant, SC

“So very sorry about Lodema, she was an awesome lady. We met many years ago she I did her leded doors and a window in her house. We remained friends....Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Tenia Cattles - Charleston, SC

“Our condolences to your family. Lodema was an amazing person and we will miss her fun personality! Much love to you all. ”
8 of 22 | Posted by: Lisa and Dale Ainsworth - SC

“Dear Crystal and Courtney, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom, Demie. A long time friend, wonderful person and a loving mother, wife and friend....Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Rick White - Mount Pleasant, SC

“I am truly sorry for your loss. Lodema was an extraordinary person! She touched many lives, and I am honored to have had the privilege of knowing her. ”
10 of 22 | Posted by: Kim Farrell - Mount Pleasant, SC

“I was so sad to hear of Lodema's passing when I got up this morning. However, after talking to Muriel she made me realize that she finally is out of...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Terry Clarkin - John's Island, SC

“Our sincere condolences to the Richardson and Adams Families. Our prayer is that Our faithful God will you strength and His peace. ”
12 of 22 | Posted by: Rick and Carole Moore - SC

“Our deepest sympathies to the entire family. Ya'll are in our thoughts and prayers during this emotional time. Much love to ya'll. ”
13 of 22 | Posted by: Robin Fishburne - Mt Pleasant, SC

“Travel on my funny, sweet Lodema. Will miss you more than you will ever know. You were a rock in my life! ”
14 of 22 | Posted by: Lisa Bryant - Mount Pleasant, SC

“So sorry to hear this. Heartbreaking to all who knew her. She will be missed ”
15 of 22 | Posted by: Debbie Burriss - Columbia, SC

“My deepest sympathies and prayers to family.We were in middle and high at Moultrie.She was a very pleasant young lady. A Blessing tohave known. ”
16 of 22 | Posted by: Rochelle Saunders-Burnell - SC

“Prayers and love for all of you. What a zest for life Lodema had. That smile, the love she radiated was contagious. She loved deeply. ❤ ”
17 of 22 | Posted by: Lynn Ward - Mt Pleasant, SC

“Lee,Hope all is well with you. So very sorry to hear of Lodema's passing. Much too young. Keeping you and your family in my prayers. ”
18 of 22 | Posted by: Cathy Christenbury Valerio - SC

“Courtney I'm praying for you and your family during this time of loss!! We love you to the moon and back and are here for you if you need anything!!...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: English Suggs - Johns Island, SC

“I am so sorry to hear of Lodemas passing. She was a very strong person ”
20 of 22 | Posted by: Jeri Black Drouillard

“Lodema was such a beautiful woman. More importantly, a beautiful person. Heaven just got a little brighter... ”
21 of 22 | Posted by: Debra Garrett - Charleston, SC

“Crystal and Courtney, my deepest and sincere condolences to you both ! Lodema was an amazing Lady , strong , tenacious and still loving and kind !...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: Roula Hibri - Mount Pleasant, SC


She loved her family. She loved her friends. She loved France. On September 17, 2018, Lodema Richardson Adams, surrounded by family and friends, and dreaming of France, slipped into eternity after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Her life was too short, but it was a rich and full life. She was a mother, a grandmother, a sister, a wife, and a successful entrepreneur with relentless strength and determination who had a passion for travel.

Lodema was born on July 9, 1956 in Augusta, GA, the third of the four children of Legrand and Nell Richardson. The family moved to Mt. Pleasant in 1959 where Lodema grew up. Lodema attended Whitesides, Moultrie and was a member of the first graduating class of Wando High School in 1974. After high school, she attended Bauder Fashion College in Atlanta and graduated with a degree in interior design. After college, Lodema came back to Charleston and ultimately made Sullivan's Island her permanent home where she raised her family. Over the years, she has had a design business, been a part of the family business, Atlantic Electric Co., Inc. and later started Adams Insurance Co., where she worked throughout her life, ultimately working with her two daughters.

Lodema is predeceased by her husband of 10 years, Stephen D. Adams and her parents, Legrand and Nell Richardson. Lodema is survived by her husband Keith Maxey; her two daughters, Crystal Adams Strickland (Joe Jr.) and Courtney Adams; two grandsons Joseph Strickland III and Boone Strickland. She is also survived by her three siblings: Nancy Shimp (Dale), Lee Richardson (Susan) and Mike Richardson (Kim); step-children, Brandon Maxey, Brittany Maxey and Bryce Maxey; a niece and nephew Kelly and Michael Richardson; as well as numerous cousins. Her friends are too numerous to mention but have always had a special place in her heart.

The family would like to thank all of those who helped with her care during the final weeks of her illness. Your help was invaluable to the family. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the MD Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston Texas, 72210-4486. www.mdanderson.org/gifts.

A Gathering of Friends will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at J. Henry Stuhr Funeral Home, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant from 4 pm to 6 pm. A private memorial ceremony will be held at a later date.
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