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 16, 2022
    Susan Bradley lit a candle:
    Lit since January 16, 2022 at 1:30:09 AM

  • January 16, 2022
    SHIRLEY HARDEE says:
    So sorry to read of your Mothers death. know you will miss her every day and think of all the good memories you made together.

  • January 16, 2022
    Joanna groves lit a candle:
    Lit since January 16, 2022 at 1:08:01 PM

  • January 17, 2022
    Linda Fuelling says:
    Hugs and prayers to the whole surviving family members at the Homegoing of Miss Ada. I remember her hubby also, and I’m blessed to be able to say that I shared a laugh and prayer and kind words with Miss Ada. The world will miss her for sure. However, I know she is running and jumping and smiling those big big smiles with her Lord right this very minute.

  • January 17, 2022
    Elaine Oesterreich says:
    Ada was the dearest friend I ever had. She always had a smile for everyone, and showed kindness to all. What a blessing she was. I will always remember her and her Godly kindness and sense of humor. miss you so much.