Carol Adams Obituary, Death Cause – After a brief illness, Carol Copeland Adams, 56, of Birmingham, Alabama, passed away suddenly on August 30, 2023, surrounded by family. Her husband Brooks Taylor Adams, son Noah Brooks Adams, daughter Rebecca Claire Adams, brothers Carl Raimon Copeland and Charles William Copeland, as well as her two mothers-in-law Jo Alison Taylor and Joyce Cagle Adams, survive her. Her parents, Doris Jean Huggins Copeland and Charles William Copeland, Sr., predeceased her. Carol attended Birmingham-Southern College and was born and raised in Florence, Alabama.
She has a psychology degree from BSC and was enrolled in the University of North Alabama’s master’s program in early childhood education. Carol has worked as a Pre-K teacher at St. Mark’s Early Learning Center for the past 13 years. During her tenure there, she worked with 150 kids and was one of the Pre-K program’s most in-demand teachers. She was also well-liked by her students’ parents and coworkers. She recently observed that the majority of the students in her first class, who would be 17 years old this year, she could still recall by name and face.
Carol was a wonderful teacher, wife, mother, and friend. She was the epitome of goodness and sensitivity and was devoted to her family, her dog, Finn, and her cat, Mr. Frank (whom she loved considerably less than the dog). She was also quite humorous, and her smile or wry humor could brighten any space. She was heavily involved in the children’s ministry at St. Mary’s on the Highlands, where the family had belonged for 22 years. She also deserved awards for the numerous years she spent tussling with two boisterous kids in the pews while Dad contentedly sang in the choir.