|So much can be said about Adella Brumfield. But, as she used to say, “speak strong; not long.” So this is from our hearts to yours. What can be said about a fresh, gentle breeze that passes over one’s body, or a warm smile that lights up a room? Or about hands opened wide to respond to needs before being asked for help? Better yet, about loving the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind, and your neighbor as yourself. These can describe the essence of our beloved Adella who went to meet her Lord on December 22, 2003.
Adella lived a life full of laughter and zeal that drew people to her, making them friends for life. She had a special gift that enabled her to touch many lives, especially those of children and senior citizens. Because she was an educator, she encouraged school children to be the best that they could be and to remember, always, to put God first in everything they did. Matthew, chapter 25, spoke to Adella’s heart, and she responded completely with joy and commitment.
The late pastor, J.C. Miles, baptized Adella in June, 1966. As a faithful member of St. James United Methodist Church, Springfield, she served as youth director, Sunday School teacher, and in other areas where she was needed. After her husband became pastor of Ninde Chapel Church, LaPlace, she extended her special gifts to that church family.
Adella was united in holy matrimony to Horace Brumfield on November 5, 1970. Two children cherish her memory: Morris Brumfield and Christopher Brumfield. Other devoted family include two sisters: Estella Payton and Debra Carter; two brothers-in-law: Donald Payton, Sr. and Charles Carter; two grandchildren: Salaonna Brumfield and Shimeir Brumfield; one nephew: Donald Payton, Jr.; three nieces: Roshanda Bishop, Krystle Payton and Mia Bishop; and a host of other relatives and friends. Adella was preceded in death by her parents, A.J. and Lillie Wilson; two brothers: A.J. Wilson III and Christopher Wilson.
Horace Brumfield and Family
|Source: Louisiana Conference Journal 2004|