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 15, 2022
    Velma Everson says:
    I have Ada Lou since the mid 70’s and she has been true to her Lord who she loved. A dear sweet and caring Lady whom I will greatly miss.

  • January 17, 2022
    Melody Stephens says:
    Ada was a precious friend, an encourager, and a prayer warrior. I am thankful for the many years of knowing this wonderful lady. I know she and my mom are rejoicing together at the feet of their redeemer. Praying for comfort for the family.

  • January 17, 2022
    Washington Family says:
    She faithfully also brought my grandsons their favorite cereal every time she went to the foodbank. She has been such a family friend to us. You’re resting now.

  • January 17, 2022
    Pat Freeman says:
    Thank you for all your caring for me and other people in our neighborhood. I wish COVID did not exist so we all could be there.I remembered being so isolated during Covid that you sent your daughter to check on me. I rode by your house but could not stop because of my own health concerns. Not being able to be with others is one of the sad outcomes of this disease. Your family will stay in my heart!

  • January 18, 2022
    Mrs. Harold Leake says:
    Ada Lou has been a dear and faithful friend ever since I met her and her family at a revival back in the early 70’s. Though there were always many miles between us, her cards, letters and phone calls always assured us that she prayed for us. She is as a faithful friend and I will miss her here but I will see her in heaven where “in His presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore”. Sandra you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sister Brenda Leake