Linda Wylene Jules Adams, a retired registered nurse, departed life at 11:00 am Wednesday February 22, 2012 at Lafon Nursing Facility of the Holy Family in New Orleans, Louisiana due to a massive benign brain tumor. She was 81 years old.
Mrs. Adams was born to the late , loving and dedicated parents , Henry Exnicious Jules, Sr. and Emily Gwendolyn Johnson Jules, in New Orleans, Louisiana, on July 6, 1930. She was predeceased by her husband, Civil Rights Leader, Dr. William Roosevelt Adams; her siblings; Adrienne Jules Young, Inez Jules Davis, and Weldon James Jules.
She is survived by Dr. Idalorraine Jules Wilderson (sister); Henry E. Jules, Jr. (brother); Dr. Frank B. Wilderson, Jr and Anais Young (brothers-in-law); Rosemary Ventress, Antoine & Sarah Elias ,cousins; and a host of nieces and nephews; as well as devoted friends: Mattie Walker, Violet Bowers; Cynthia and Walter Perkins, Bernadette and Raymond Latios; and Cajuana Lazard, among many.
Linda was raised in the Catholic Faith at Holy Ghost Catholic Church (now, St. Katherine Drexel ) and attended Thomy Lafon Elementary School, Xavier Prep, Xavier University; and St. Mary's School of Nursing in St. Louis, graduating, as president of her class in 1951. She completed post graduate work at New York University- Sloan Kettering Institute and enjoyed operating room as her specialty at Flint-Goodridge Hospital, Cedars of Lebanon in Los Angeles and , Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York
She was a charter member of the Pontchartrain Chapter-Links. Inc.; the Minneapolis-St. Paul Links; and Chi Eta PhI Nursing Sorority . She was a longtime board member of The New Orleans Home for Incurables; a New Orleans Museum of Arts Bookstore volunteer; on several committees at the request of former DA Harry Connick, Sr.
She was a former first-maid debutante of the Original Illinois Club, a longtime resident of Pontchartrain Park and a member of Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary # 435 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she lived after Hurricane Katrina; also the MN Linwood Township Golden Seniors Club. The family would like to thank Ralph and Joyce Wilderson of Destrehan; and the staffs of Lafon Nursing Facility of The Holy Family, Chateau De Notre Dame Hospice, Minneapolis Providence Nursing Home, and the Sisters of the Holy Family whose incredible kindness and care made the best of an exceedingly difficult time.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church, 4700 Pineda St. at 10:30 am. Visitation will begin at 9:00 am: Rosary at 9:30 am. Interment at Mount Olivet Mausoleum on 4000 Norman Meyer Avenue, New Orleans 70122.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Sisters of the Holy Family Order., 6901 Chef Menteur Hwy. New Orleans, La. 70126 are preferred. You may sign the guest book on www.gertrudegeddeswillis.com and nola.com/obits. GERTRUDE GEDDES WILLIS FUNERAL HOME INC., IN CHARGE.