Lessie Estella (Ballard) Hicks Adair

Born: Sat., Aug. 25, 1951
Died: Tue., Sep. 8, 2020


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Fri., Sep. 11, 2020
Location: Adams-Buggs Funeral Service ~ St. Clair Chapel

Graveside Service

2:00 PM Sat., Sep. 12, 2020
Location: Old Field Cemetery ~ Ashland

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With heartfelt sympathy, we announce the passing of Mrs. Lessie Estella Ballard Hicks Adair, who transitioned on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at the age of 69.

Lessie was born August 25, 1951 in Ashland, Clay County, Alabama the union of the late Willie
James Ester and Willie Pearl Ballard Adair. She received her education in the Clay County School System.

At a young age she accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior and united with Miricale Temple (New Life
Christian Church) in Ashland, AL under the leadership of Bishop John D. Sandlin. She later united with
Heavenly Grace Gospel Word Network, Inc, in Talladega, AL under the leadership of her nephew,
Apostle Miller James Pearson, Jr.

Lessie worked for a long time as a supervisor in the poultry plants, but her main joy was working for the
Lord. She loved church and listening to gospel music. Her favorite songs were “Break Every Chain” and
“Miracles, Signs & Wonders”. She loved her family and truly enjoyed being with them for family

Lessie departed from this walk of life on the train bound for glory on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at the
Clay County Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Abraham Hicks, step-father,
Lenbird Adair, Sr.; sister, Doris Jean Finley; brother, Linberg Adair, Jr.

Lessie is survived by her husband, Gerald Adair, Lineville, AL; son, Devante Hicks, Lineville, AL;
granddaughter, Teyonna Hicks, Birmingham; great-granddaughter, Kari Jade; sisters, Sara Adair, Teresa (Miller) Pearson, Min. Debbie Houston, all of Ashland, AL, Farrah (Oscar) Senifiao, Lineville, AL; brothers, Roger Ballard, Opelika, AL, Cecil (Angela) Adair, Sr., Ashland, AL; aunts, Henrietta Smith, Millerville, AL, Ilene Ford, Ashland, AL, Elizabeth Knight, Dayton, OH; uncles, Benjamin Adair, Boston, MA, Arthur (Minnie Ethel) Adair, Sylacauga, AL, Jessie Denny Adair, Goodwater, AL; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and


Celebratory Graveside Service will be 2:00p.m. Saturday, September 12, 2020 at the Old Field Cemetery, Ashland with Apostle Miller James Pearson, Jr. officiating. Visitation will be 4:00-6:00p.m. Friday, September 11, 2020 at the St. Clair Chapel of Adams-Buggs Funeral Service. 

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