Photo taken by her buddy Barbara Prach while stationed at the Presidio, S.F., CA
Lucille Barnes Adcock
  • 87 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 8, 1928
  • Place of birth:
    Bull Head Township, North Carolina, United States
  • Date of passing: Jan 17, 2016
  • Place of passing:
    Sunland, California, California, United States
May the memory of Lucille warm our hearts forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Lucille Adcock, 87, born on December 8, 1928 and passed away on January 17, 2016. We will remember her forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Stefanie Adcock on 11th November 2016

"I am thinking much about my mother on Veteran's Day. It has almost been one year since she has passed. I cherish and hold dear all the memories I have with her. The military gave us a wonderful childhood, and experiences that have shaped me to this day.  Thank you mom for your service and sacrifice. We love and miss you."

This tribute was added by barbara Prach on 14th March 2016

"I am so sorry it took so long to write something about MSG Adcock.  She was a mother to me and a grandmother to my son Joey.  I was introduced to MSG Adcock in 1985 when my COL told her to put some weight on me I was a E4 at the time and my weight was about 92 lbs, I should have been at least 106 lbs.  So three times a week she was ordered to feed me on her dime; and she did all the southern meal, pork chop, mash potatoes, fried chicken, roast, etc.  It took about 6mos but she got me to meet weight.  She and her kids babysat my son they were my 2nd family really my 1st since both of my parents were deceased.  MSG Adcock you had a great life love and miss you."

This tribute was added by Shirley Livingston on 19th February 2016

"Stephanie and Austin I am sorry for your loss! Lucy was an amazing women and I loved her dearly! Thank you so much for sharing in the Anniston Star! Would love to see pics of you guys, especially Austin. I think of him often! Sending love from Alabama!
                                              Shirley"

This tribute was added by Plassie Ann Chesser on 19th February 2016

"Thanks to the family for sharing Lucy's passing in The Anniston Star, otherwise I would know have know she was at rest.  Lucy and I worked together for 10 years at The Salvation Army Domestic Violence Shelter in Anniston, AL.  She was affectionately called our "Drill Sargent" because she kept all of us straight.  Lucy loved the women she served, would do any thing for them but you kept your area clean and you followed the rules!  We were next door to the Men's rehab program and the men loved "Miss Lucy" and she loved them.  Our prayers are with the family and friends, may God be your comfort and strength.  Lucy was a remarkable woman!"

This tribute was added by Alysia Pace-Gooden on 19th February 2016

"Ms. Lucy was probably one of the most amazing women I had the pleasure of knowing. She was the epitome of a classy lady, beautiful inside and out. I knew her through my parents, Carlos and Deborah Pace. I always enjoyed our rides with her to the VA in Birmingham and visiting with her at the shelter. She will forever hold a place in all of our hearts. We will always love her."

This tribute was added by lizabeth allen on 10th February 2016

"I was always struck by the sweetness of Lucy. She lit up the room with her smile. Whenever I visited, she would smile at me, and I'd feel such warmth. I knew she had to be an amazing woman to raise such a spectacular daughter as Stefanie. Stefanie is one of the most unique, accomplished, intelligent and strong women I've ever had the privilege to be friends with. I love that Lucy lived with her in her happy home as a family together. Rest in peace, Lucy...."

This tribute was added by Jennifer Runyan on 25th January 2016

"Even though I only met Ms. Lucille a few times, I felt like I knew her well through Stefanie. Stefanie and I have been the very best of friends since college. After we graduated, I remember Ms. Lucille helping Stefanie and I prepare for our trip to Southeast Asia and India. She was such a dear helping us stock up on all the little things we might need for our big trip.
I was very sad to hear of Ms. Lucille's passing. I know she will be terribly missed by many, especially by Stefanie. My heart goes out to her family and all those that loved her and are missing her right now. Rest in peace, Ms. Lucille."

This tribute was added by Grover Prickett on 23rd January 2016

"Grover Prickett,  aka  COL P
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched, but are felt in the heart.” – Helen Keller
A deep sadness came over me when I learned  that Lucy had died.  All that knew her can take a full measure of comfort in knowing that she influenced many young military members and us older adults.  When I first met her in 1973, she was on duty at the Atlanta Airport and her task was to assist female recruits on the way to Ft. McClellan, Alabama for their Basic Training.  After she completed several months at the airport she accepted a job in our office in Forces Command Headquarters where we served together for almost five years.  It was during this period that I got to know  Lucy as an outstanding individual as well as an outstanding Sergeant. She always displayed a sunny disposition and quickly earned the respect of all the personnel in office - civilians ,officers and the enlisted personnel.
Having kept in contact with Lucy down through the years has been a great joy and also a sense of sadness in that during the past year her voice was somewhat muted due to the illness.  Visits to her home were always joyful as well as the times she visited in our home.  The sharing of memories, office problems and names of people with whom we had served, was also great fun.
“We meet but briefly in life, if we touch each other with stardust – that is everything.” – Unknown

Now let us all hold strongly onto our treasured memories of Lucy!"

This tribute was added by Jerry Mowery on 22nd January 2016

"What can one say when someone so kind and so good is gone?  It has been my joy to have Lucy as a friend and co-worker for over 20 years.  I desperately wish I could turn back the clock and make more time to visit instead of letting work take priority over friendship.  Lucy was a wonderful person and will be missed terribly by so many whose lives were touched by her kindness.  I don't know if God allows angels to cook in heaven, but if so  they have the best  chicken and dumplings chef on this planet headed their way!  I love you Lucy."

This tribute was added by Diane Ide on 21st January 2016

"Saying good-bye is so hard to do......to someone who's been in my life and the lives of my kids for 39 years.  This pint-sized redhead was one of my bosses at Fort Mac before she became my friend and family.  Wherever the Army sent her or wherever she landed we would visit and have the best of times.  She was always a great hostess -- even if she would ALWAYS say to me "I wish you hadn't come" when it was time to leave (as she stood there with tears in her eyes).  To my great disappointment, when I went to see her in November, she didn't know me at all - for the first time ever.  Lucy loved deeply and kept in touch with so many of the people she collected along her journey.  If you were one of those, you were blessed!   You are so missed my dear friend."

This tribute was added by Chris Nelson on 19th January 2016

"Every memory of Lucy and I together involved laughter. We never forgot our first encounter, me in the middle of the street on a gocart and her almost plowing me down in a station wagon.  She looked at me like "you idiot! GET OFF THE DAMN ROAD"! So I thought it was a good idea to later visit her home and introduce myself and apologize in person. From that moment she treated me as her own. Lucy helped me in too many ways to mention!! I am truly blessed to have known and loved this incredible woman. Rest in peace my sweet life long friend.  My memories are long lasting and we'll be laughing together again one day!"

This tribute was added by judy munson on 19th January 2016

"I met Lucy so long ago, through our mutual friend Diane Ide.  She was a delight to be around...always a smile and a funny story.  I cherish the many times we had together, in Georgia, Alabama and California.  Our last visit in LA, was quite an adventure. Lucy laughed and told stories as we all explored LA.  Lucy will be so missed by her family and friends.  Prayers for Stefanie and Austin... Fly with the angels, dear Lucy!!"

This tribute was added by gary curran on 19th January 2016

"Lucille will be dearly missed, she leaves a legacy and a wonderful family who will Live on in her memory and be the pillars of society and examples to others as she was"

This tribute was added by Edgar Martinez on 18th January 2016

"I can remember when I first met Ms. Lucille Adcock and Stefanie , they were my neighbors .Lucy was always very friendly,  and sweet to everybody in the building. I also remember having some of her delicious  fried chicken she use to cook...she was always very loving and caring towards me. I had a lot of respect and admire all her accomplishments in life. "You will be missed"."

This tribute was added by Austin Adcock on 18th January 2016

"My Grandmother was a very special part of my young life. I loved her so much that I would sometimes cry to be able to sleep with her at night. She will always have a VERY special place in my heart. She was such a funny, and beautiful woman, and a very great Grandmother. May she rest in peace :)"

This tribute was added by Stefanie Adcock on 18th January 2016

"For my sweet mom, you will always be my pillar of strength. Thank you for teaching and guiding me to be a strong woman, with character, integrity and a great sense of humor. I will love you always. RIP."


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