Ada Lou Purifoy

May 20, 1941 - January 10, 2022
Ada Lou Purifoy

Ada Lou Purifoy, age 80 of Wilmington, NC, went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 10, 2022.

Ada Lou was born on May 20, 1941 in New Bern, NC to the late Guy Orlando and Pauline Carawan.

Ada Lou loved her church and God’s people deeply, especially those that she lovingly called the “shut ins”. She would visit the elderly churchgoers if they missed a service, bringing them reading materials and anything else from the sermon that they missed. Ada Lou also loved a good ol’ Southern Gospel. She was a woman devoted to the Lord and loved helping others.

Ada Lou is survived by her daughter Sandra Lou Purifoy-Wells (Nathan), grandchild LouSandra Wells-Asbury (Scott), nieces Elaine Butterfield, Donna Gail Burnett (Chuck) of Iowa, nephews Kenneth Allen Purifoy, David A. Purifoy (Barbara), Daryle Jay Purifoy, Jerry Gaskins (Wanda Faye), Ravon Gaskins (Edna), and C. Wayne Purifoy of Florida, and her special adopted Goungampo family of Togo, West Africa. In addition to her aforementioned parents, Ada Lou is predeceased by her husband of nearly 50 years, Sanford “Sandy” Purifoy and her nephew Gerald D. Purifoy.

There will be a visitation on Monday, January 17, 2022 at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Wilmington Chapel at 2pm, immediately followed by a service led by Pastor Rudy Shepard at 3pm.
Ada Lou will be laid to rest with her loving husband at Coastal Carolina State Veteran’s Cemetery in Jacksonville, NC on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 10am.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Wilmington Chapel – 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


Service

Monday, January 17, 2022
3:00 PM

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1535 South 41st Street
Wilmington, NC 28403
910-791-9099

Visitation

Monday, January 17, 2022
2:00 PM

Wilmington Funeral Chapel - Directions
1535 South 41st Street
Wilmington, NC 28403
910-791-9099

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  • January 17, 2022
    Jeannie Roberts says:
    Sandra so sorry to hear about your dear mother's passing-will be praying for you and your family.

  • January 15, 2022
    Nina and John Bailey says:
    Sandra, Nathan, Natalie and Scott, Sorry for your loss. Love to you all!

  • January 16, 2022
    Paula Campfield says:
    Our whole family will miss Ada Lou. She was always a blessing to all of us. She was so faithful with her visits and cards. I will always cherish the ones we received. We are praying for your family. Love to you

  • January 16, 2022
    Tiffany Kellems says:
    Zo very sorry for your loss. Ada Lou was always there to greet me and the kids with a warm hug and a smile. She will be greatly missed.

  • January 16, 2022
    Carol Sneed says:
    We will always remember Miss Ada as such a Godly , joy filled beautiful lady. Every time I saw her she was smiling and made everyone feel so welcome. We will miss her so much. Looking forward to seeing her in Heaven.