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Quentin Jonathan Adams
October 20, 1979 ~ August 21, 2023 (age 43) 43 Years Old
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Quentin Jonathan Adams was born on Saturday, October 20, 1979, in Charlottesville, Virginia, to Dr. Glynis A. Adams and Mr. Joseph Allen Felton. With great sadness, Quentin passed away on Monday, August 21, 2023, in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Quentin appreciated the joys of life – music, exploring nature, being active outdoors, traveling with his mother, singing, and laughter. He was welcomed into the family of Christ through holy baptism on October 6, 1985, 19th Sunday after Pentecost, at Saint Paul’s Memorial Chapel, Saint Paul’s College, Lawrenceville, Virginia, where he served as the youngest Episcopal acolyte of the historic chapel before moving with his mother to Fairfax, Virginia. He later became a member of First Baptist Church of Vienna Virginia in 1990 and joined the young adult choir. Quentin graduated from Fairfax High School, Fairfax, Virginia, June 1998. He attended school in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, for a short period of time before returning to Alexandria, Virginia, to be with his mother. His mother introduced him to the guitar, which he never lost interest.
Quentin was remembered by his mother, well into adulthood, to have a heart of child. “Buried deep inside of Quentin was a desire to love, be loved and share love.” During his last days, he reminded his mother that they were a team and a bond that could never be broken.
Left to celebrate his memory are his parents, Glynis Adams and Joseph Felton; his grandmother Mrs. Florene Felton (Palmyra, Virginia); uncles and aunts, Mr. Luther Bates (Palmyra, Virginia), Mr. Kenny “Mack” Felton (Palmyra, Virginia), Mr. Tommy Felton (Palmyra, Virginia), Mr. Gregory Felton (Palmyra, Virginia), Mrs. Betty Felton Bowles (Palmyra, Virginia), Ms. Cornelius Florene “Nee Nee” Felton Early (Charlottesville, Virginia), Ms. Irene Felton (Palmyra, Virginia), Ms. Alma Felton (Charlottesville, Virginia), Ms. Barbara Felton (United States Military) and Ms. Janice Felton (Charlottesville, Virginia).
On his maternal side, Quentin’s memory will be celebrated by his great uncle Mr. Jesse Adams (Fork Union, Virginia), and great aunts, Mrs. Annette Adams Henderson, Mrs. Rebecca Adams Morton, and Ms. Roberta Adams (all residing in Charlottesville, Virginia). In addition, he will be celebrated by his great-great uncle and great-great aunt Mr. Thomas Henry Roberts, II, and his wife, Mrs. Ada Jasper Roberts (Fork Union, Virginia).
Lastly, Quentin was cherished and loved dearly by eldest daughter, Miss Daijah L. Adams, and his son, Master Collin J. Adams – children parented with his former wife, Ms. Toni Adams Collins (all of Alexandria, Virginia), and his youngest daughter, Miss Brielle M. Adams - parented briefly with Ms. Samantha Phelps (both residents of Manassas, Virginia), along with a host of cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Mr. Luther Felton, Sr., his great-great grandmother Mrs. Gladys Adams Armstrong Roberts, great-great grandfather Mr. Thomas Henry Roberts, I, his great-grandmother Ms. Irene Adams, his grandmother Ms. Virginia Adams, and his daughter, Miss Ava Gladys Joi Adams (born to Toni Adams and immediate sibling to Daijah and Collin Adams).
A graveside service will be held at 11AM on Friday October 20, 2023 at Thessalonia Baptist Church Cemetery.
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