Patricia "Pattye" Louise (Green) Adams of Pensacola, FL passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Mobile Infirmary Hospital from a long battle with cancer and residuals. She went to the arms of the Lord peacefully, with her family by her side. Pattye was born Patricia L. Green in Great Falls, MT on July 8, 1946, but was raised in Geneva, AL. She graduated from Geneva High School in 1964 and then moved to Columbus, GA, where she worked as a companion to the mother of the boys who started Liberty National Insurance Company. She worked until marriage to Gary Lemay, and had a daughter, Tiffany. She remained in Columbus, GA after her divorce. She later went on a blind date with a Senior Drill Sergeant (her worry was that he would try to kiss her since he had a mustache!) and then married Sergeant First Class James P. Adams on January 4, 1980, and 4 days later departed to Fort Lewis, WA, to experience the life of a military spouse, with an introduction as an Infantry First Sergeant's wife! From there she impacted upon military and civilian families around the world! She grew into a woman who managed countless wives clubs, from companies, battalions, brigades, and military posts, serving as President and Vice President of Post Wives Clubs! Always a gracious lady, kind and compassionate, but with the steel to fight for her wives! From Ft. Lewis, WA to the Sergeants Major Academy in Ft. Bliss, TX, to European Headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany, to Berlin, Germany, back to Fort Lewis, WA, to be the Post Command Sergeants Major's wife in Fort McClellan, AL, and lastly, to be the Post Command Sergeants / Major's wife of Fort Drum, NY. Thru thick and thin, she always focused on her military spouses and their families! In Berlin, Germany, she was so well known by the guards at Check Point Charlie that when she took her wives to East Berlin for shopping, they would simply smile and wave her through, with a cheery Guten Tag! She was the epitome of a military wife, and always kept her husband straight, and informed. After retirement from the military the family returned to Enterprise, AL in 1992, where Pattye began her second lifelong focus, Civil Service for the Government. She spent her first civil service position in Heidelberg, Germany, but then returned to it at the Military Hospital at Fort Rucker, AL, serving as the Records Management Supervisor. Her husband Jim, and daughter Tiffany finished their Master and Bachelor's degrees respectively, at Troy State at Dothan University. Then it was off to Portland, OR, where Pattye transferred to the Drug Enforcement Agency Field Office there. People would call her just to hear her Southern accent! A true joy to Pattye. She was highly respected and thought of in the Agency, both in Portland, OR and Headquarters in Seattle, WA. During her time spent there she managed to finish her Associates Degree from Portland Community College. The next major move was to Washington, DC. Her husband Jim, now working for the VA, was moved to Veterans Benefits Administration in Washington, DC, so Pattye transferred also. She spent the next 10 years working directly for the Administrator for the Drug Enforcement Agency Headquarters. During her time there she was awarded many times for her family programs and initiatives for DEA families, and also aided her husband's VA families also. She received many awards from VA for her work also. Her tremendous and untiring efforts impacted upon so many people in our Nation's capital! She and her husband moved to Orlando, FL in 2012 after they both retired from civil service, to be close to their daughter Tiffany, who was now in senior management at Universal Studios. Plus, their house was on one level, and it was warm 12 months out of the year, their primary goal. Pattye's passion was cooking all her life, and after her retirement, she perfected it even further, although she had already won several awards for her cooking and baking proweress! She also became engrossed in genealogy, and found long lost cousins and friends, and made new friends everywhere! She began battling ovarian cancer shortly after their arrival in Orlando, and then moved to Pensacola, FL, where Pattye absolutely loved her house, the community, and the people there. She remained there until her death. Survivors include her husband, James Adams; daughter, Tiffany Pardue and husband Randy; brother, Robert Green and wife Derita; nephew, Richard Green; as well as her Yorkie, Adams's Dainty Lady Scarlett! Funeral cortege will depart Harper-Morris Memorial Chapel, 2276 Airport Blvd., Pensacola, FL, promptly at 10:30am Friday, May 31, 2019 for an 11:00am Graveside Service at Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola Naval Base, Pensacola, FL. Pastor Mark Lily of the First United Methodist Church of Pace, FL, (Pattye's local church) will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pattye's favorite charity, Florida Yorkie Rescue ( and make the donation in memory of Pattye Adams. A special recognition and thanks must go to Dr. James Kendricks, Florida Cancer Center at Orlando, Dr. Rodney Roconni and Dr. David Clarkson of Mobile Cancer Center, all their staff, and the loving and caring staff at Mobile Infirmary Hospital, who impacted so positively on Pattye's life during her 6 year-long battle with ovarian cancer and residuals. It must be said that Pattye (Green) Adams had a long and extremely successful life, and impacted upon people throughout the world, much more so than even she appreciated. Her family, and all of those who knew and loved her, will miss her, but she rests in the arms of the Lord now, looking over all of us! Remember her, and say a prayer, while living by the shining example she provided us all throughout her life! God Bless!

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