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Marlesha Adams

Birth Date: November 8, 1975
Death Date: July 10, 2017

Marlesha Adams, 41, of Decatur passed away on Monday, July 10, 2017 in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

Marlesha was born on November 8, 1975 in Jonestown, MS the daughter of Bernice Adams and Jessie Rucker. She worked for Agri-Fab. She married Allen Lord on November 6, 2009 in Decatur.

Surviving are her husband, Allen; mother, Bernice Adams of Decatur; father, Jessie Rucker of St. Louis, MO; daughters, Jasmine Adams of Decatur; Cierra Adams of Decatur; granddaughters Ta’Niyah and Tierra both of Decatur; brothers, DeCarlos Adams of Indianapolis, IN; Torrance Adams of Decatur; Reginald Adams of Decatur; Jessie Rucker Jr. of St. Louis, MO; sisters, Melinda Rucker, Rita Rucker, and Adrian Rucker all of St. Louis, MO; several aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and other family.

Homegoing Celebration will be 11 AM Wednesday July 19, 2017 in Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. Visitation will be Wed. 10-11 AM Wednesday in the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the family.

The family of Marlesha Adams has entrusted the care of their loved one to Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Avenue, 2801 N. Monroe Street, Decatur, IL 62526. Send condolences and share memories with the family at

Homegoing Celebration Service
July 19, 2017
11:00 am
Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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July 19, 2017
10:00 am
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Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. Marlesha had a very sweet spirit. We were brought together by our beautiful granddaughter, Taniyah. I felt as though we had known Each other forever; that was 4 years ago. I can't believe this is happening & I hurt for Jasmine and Cierra, but mostly for Taniyah and her sissy, Be cause they loved Marlesha so much. Many prayers going up for you guys.

  2. I love you so much Mother WOW!!!!! I can't believe I am reading this post ilove you mother I am still trying to understand why but I am thankful that your last moments was some of the best Your My Angel…

  3. Marlesha our hearts are sadden by the unexpected of your passing. I want to thank you for being a great mother to our daughters. No matter of our difference we both shared a mutual love for our daughters and our grandkids. I can't fill your place but i promise you i do all i can for them. Rest easy you will be greatly miss. From the girls and i. With our deepest sympathy Nathaniel Dandridge

  4. I'm sorry that you had to leave. I will miss you dearly. I pray that God gives your family strength through this difficult time!!!

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