Adele was born November 26, 1939 in Halifax County to the late Joe Pender Taylor and Nancy Bass Taylor.
She was also preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Bobby J. Fox; her brother, Joe Taylor; her sisters, Grace Crowder and Kathleen Gupton.
Adele was the owner and operator of Fox Mini Storage.
She was a great mom, grandma and great-grandma. She loved her pastors and their wives, Rudolph and Ruth Evans, Arnold Cooper and Bessie, Jeremy Kobernat and Joanna, Dan Bybee and Kelly and Nathan Johnson and Grace.
She was a charter member of Lakeview Park Baptist Church and a member of Victory Baptist Church.
Adele loved singing in the choir and being at the church serving any way she could. She loved her church family dearly and always kept gum for the children at the church.
She only knew one speed and that was fast. Adele loved to shop and dress nice, kept a neat yard and a spotless home.
Adele loved going to Burger King and meeting her many friends there, many to which have gone on before her.
She especially loved her animals and there are too many to name. These past few years her little companions were Chloe and Casey.
Adele is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Fox Shotwell and her husband Lawrence; her son, William T. Fox and his wife Patricia; her grandson, Jason Shotwell and his wife Stephanie; her granddaughters, Lauren Shotwell Price and her husband Mason, Sydney Fox Edwards and her husband Jimmie and Amanda Whitby and her husband Travis; her great-granddaughters, Macie Taylor Price, Alyssa Keeter Shotwell, and Mila Whitby; her great-grandson, Jaxon Whitby; her brother, Robert Taylor and his wife Dorothy Kay of New Braunfels, TX; her sister, Eileen Rowland of Roanoke Rapids; her sister-in-law, Linda S. Fox of Roanoke Rapids and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Victory Baptist Church with Rev. Jeremy Kobernat officiating. Entombment will follow at Crestview Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 – 8:30 P.M. Friday, September 21, 2018 at Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service and other times at the home of her daughter.
The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of Home Health and Hospice of Halifax for their care and attention.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Victory Baptist Church Building Fund, 2360 Bolling Road, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870.
Online condolences may be sent to www.hockadayfs.com.