Charles Leon Adams, son of the late James H. Adams Sr. and Mary Magdalene Johnson, was born July
22, 1952 in Ridgely Md. He departed this life on December 27, 2019 at his home. He was 67.
Charles better known as Leon by his family and friends attended Caroline County Public Schools. He
graduated from Colonel Richardson High School in 1970.
Shortly after graduating he moved to Baltimore City.
Leon attended Coppin State University from 1986-1991, where he graduated with a Dual Bachelor of
Science Degree in Criminal Justice/Pre-Law and Political Science with a Minor in Psychology.
Leon was employed from 1977-2007 at Spring Grove State Hospital Center where he retired as a
Supervisor, From 1997 to 2009 Maryland General Hospital as a Mental Health Worker and 2009-
November 17, 2019 at Northwest Hospital as a Psychiatric Specialist. He loved his jobs and was a loyal
and dedicated employee according to his many certificates.
Leon loved to attend Union Baptist whenever he came home. He accepted Christ as his personal Savior
through his brother Joe.
He was a very private but warm, loving, generous and supportive person who truly loved his family. He
and Joe had a special close relationship from child hood to the very end.
Leon Will be Greatly Missed.
In addition to his parents, was preceded in death by his sister Delores Beck, his stepfather John Beck Sr.,
his foster parents Julius and Iola Littlejohn and his brother James Adams.
Leon leaves to cherish his memories, Four Sisters Mary E. Jones (Hilton) of Bridgeville De., Frances
Coulbourn of Preston Md., Doris Scott and Jacqueline Beck of Dover De., Two Brothers, Joseph Adams
(Wanda) of Easton Md. and John Beck of Denton Md., Foster Sister, Marilyn Neal of Preston Md., Sister
in-law Mary Adams of Chattanooga TN. and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other loving family
members and friends.