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Johnny Elois Waits Adair

July 19, 1928 ~ April 16, 2020 (age 91)


Johnny Elois Waits Adair, age 91, of Warren, Michigan, died Thursday, April 16, 2020, at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan.  She was a native of Ethridge, Tennessee, retired from Chrysler Corporation in Michigan, and a member of Fairview Avenue Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin Paschal and Louannie Miller Waits of Ethridge, Tennessee; three brothers: Rual Waits of Yulee, Florida; Ronald Waits of Ethridge, Tennessee; and Tommie Waits of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee; six sisters: Fannie Miller of Pulaski, Tennessee; Belle Mock of Fernandina Beach, Florida; Rubye Lee of DeLand, Florida; Avis Polk of Nashville, Tennessee; Adean Wiley of Mt. Clemens, Michigan; and Jean Jones of Hermitage, Tennessee.

She is survived by two sons: Michael Adair (Cheryl) of Macomb, Michigan and David Adair (Donna) of Jacksonville, Florida; two sisters: Anna Ruth "Sue" Downing of Madison, Florida and Gerry Leding of Hermitage, Tennessee; six grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with Governor Bill Lee’s Executive Order No. 17, a private service was held at Lawrence County Memorial Gardens in Lawrenceburg, TN.  

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