MERIDIAN –– The funeral for Juanita “Nita” Adcock will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Magnolia Cemetery.
Dr. Raymon Leake will officiate. Visitation will be Saturday from 1 - 3 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Adcock, of Meridian, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 at Rush Hospital. Nita was born in Lincoln County to the late Wilena and George Wactor. After high school, she attended Draughon’s Business School in Jackson and began work for Travelers Insurance Company as a screener and rater in Jackson, where she met her future husband Jerry. After her marriage to Jerry Adcock, she stayed at home with her children. Jerry’s career took the family to Jackson, Brookhaven, Florida, Greenwood and Jerry’s hometown, Meridian. Nita loved all the places they lived. Mrs. Adcock was a member of Beta Sigma Phi, Museum of Art, Newcomer Club, Greenwood Garden Club and a bridge club. She enjoyed working with the youth in Jacksonville and Pensacola, Fla. Nita was a member of First Baptist Church of Meridian.
Survivors include her husband Jerry Adcock; her children, Linda Spivey Pillow and husband Bob of Madison, Todd (Jennifer) Adcock and of Brookhaven, Leigh Adcock Pittman of Starkville; grandchildren, Mary Todd and Clark Pittman of Starkville, Daniel (Rachel) Spivey of Jackson, Sam, Robert and Sarah Todd Adcock of Brookhaven; great-grandchildren, Madeline, Harrison and Carlisle Porter, Lydia and Barnabas Spivey all of Jackson; sisters, Jane Scott of Brookhaven, Gloria Alston of McKinney, Texas; sister-in-law, Katherine Wactor of Brookhaven; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her brother, George T. Wactor of Brookhaven.
The family requests that memorials be made to Nita’s beloved First Baptist Church of Meridian.
Pallbearers will be Daniel Spivey, Clark Pittman Jr., Sam Adcock, Robert Adcock, Bob Pillow Jr., Rob Pillow III, Harrison Porter, Carlisle Porter, Barnabas Spivey, Bruce Scott and Gregory Alston.
Friends and family may sign the online guestbook by visiting http://www.robertbarhamffh.com .