TO WATCH THE WEBCAST OF THE FUNERAL SERVICES, PLEASE CLICK ON THE PHOTOS AND VIDEOS TAB FOR THE LINK. IF YOU ARE ON A CELL PHONE, PLEASE SCROLL DOWN.\n\nRichard Adams Jr. \nMay 22, 1938 - June 5, 2021\n\nFor I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:\n 2 Timothy 4:6-7\n\nOur beloved Richard Adams, Jr. stepped across the threshold into immortality on June 5, 2021, following a brief illness. His transition was an entry into his best life.\n\nOn May 22, 1938, Richard was born to the late Richard Adams Sr, and the late Mary Beatrice Franklin Adams. Richard was the first born of five sons. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age and was baptized at the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Mangham Louisiana.\n\nRichard was educated in the Richland Parish School District where he excelled with high academic achievements, and he was an excellent basketball player. He attended Grambling State University in Grambling Louisiana before serving in the United States Army for several years.\n\nAfter completing his tour of duty in the U.S. Army, he moved to Oakland California where he reunited with his first love, Mary. They were married and through this union were born two beautiful children.\n\nWith a can-do attitude and a search for the job of his dreams, he was offered a job at the first black owned Real Estate firm in Oakland California. Richard became the third black Broker in Oakland California. He helped many young black families become first time homeowners. \n\nPreceding him in death were his parents Richard and Beatrice Adams and his brother, Willie Adams Sr.\n\nRichard accomplished many things in his lifetime, but his greatest accomplishment was becoming a born-again Christian and uniting with the Calvary Baptist Church in Salt Lake City Utah.\n\nLeft to cherish his precious memories are his daughter, Cynthia Adams-Perkins of Oakland California and his son, Richard Adams. His brothers: Oscar Adams (Marilyn) Richmond California, Otis Adams of Salt Lake City Utah and Darnell Adams of Huntsville, Texas. Grandchildren: Maya Adams, Sammie Perkins IV, Deva Ali, Issa Ali-Adams, Richard Nasir Ali-Adams and one great grandchild, Lauren Pitts, all of Oakland California. Many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.\n\nRichard… we will always remember your infectious laugh and smile!