Adele May Pascia-Gramze-Williams reached for the hand of Jesus and entered the gates of Heaven at the age of 96, while sleeping peacefully in the home of her daughter Nancy.
Adele was born in Brooklyn, NY on April 28, 1924. At the age of 19 she married Fredrick Pascia and had two children James and Marie. During her mid 20’s she moved to Lake Worth, Florida to start a new life. After her divorce, she met and married James Gramze with whom she birthed two more children Nancy and John. In the early 1970’s she attended college and obtained her Master’s degree in Education. She then became a teacher, always teaching in Christian schools. Her thankfulness was to God for all of the blessings in her life. Upon her husband's retirement they moved to Dunnellon, Florida to be close to her grandchildren. They started a new business where she would draw house plans and Jim would build the homes. Due to her love of caring for others she returned to college yet again at the age of 68 to become a nurse, earning her Nursing degree from Central Florida Community College. Suffering from divorce she was alone for many years until she met and married George Williams whom she adored. They spent many happy years being involved in their church and community while traveling and enjoying life together. Adele was a natural artist. Her hands were rarely still. She enjoyed sewing, painting, knitting, crocheting, baking, woodworking and teaching others her love of arts and crafts. There was nothing she could not do and was a determined fighter to accomplish any goal she set. She was a faithful church member. She loved to sing and joined every choir she could. She loved to travel, experience new things, and see the world. Playing the piano brought her peace when times were hard. Her faith sustained her through the heartaches in her life. She remained a prayer warrior for the needs of her family and others. Her thankfulness was to God for all of the blessings in her life. You could hear her thanking Jesus all day long. Her family was her purpose. Her heart was filled with love for them. All she wanted was the best for them and always pushed for them to be better. She was deeply proud of them all. Nothing was more beautiful than our mother who was brave, strong, and emboldened because of Christ who was in her.
She is survived by her four children: Dr. James (Shelly) Pascia, Marie (Tom) Boatwright, Nancy (Steve) Schwier and John Gramze, along with thirteen grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren, and her sister Gloria Slattery.
Pastor Eddie Fulford from First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon will honor Adele at Graveside services which will be held 11:00 am, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Dunnellon Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 10939 SW 210th Avenue, Dunnellon, FL.
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