ADAMS ~ “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you” Jeremiah 1:5. Alfred Adams II, a native of Jacksonville, FL was born January 29, 1996. He enjoyed life to the fullest. His sweet spirit and remarkable smile drew others to him. As an active sports competitor, Alfred played t-ball, baseball, ran track, and played football from a very young age. While in high school, Alfred made the decision to try out for the Paxon Eagles football team. His love of football continued when he was selected as a walk on Running Back for “The Great” Bethune Cookman University (BCU) Wildcats Football Team where he played for three years under Coach Terry Sims. Outside of sports, Alfred had a love of all things water. He especially loved taking long showers and hogging up the bathroom from his two older sisters.
Upon profession of his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, Alfred Adams was baptized into the fellowship of the Bethel Baptist Institutional Church of Jacksonville, Florida on the 4th day of January 2006 under dual pastors, Bishop Emeritus Rudolph W. McKissick, Sr. and Bishop Rudolph W. McKissick, Jr. He was very active in the youth ministry and choir.
In addition, his parents had high hopes for him, as did he, to one day become an NFL Football player and a Law Enforcement Officer. While at BCU, he majored in Criminal Justice and received his Bachelor’s degree in May 2018, but he did not stop there. Alfred continued his education at Bethune Cookman University where he completed his first year of the Criminal Justice Master’s Degree Program.
On May 7, 2019 the Lord said “Alfred II it’s time”.
It takes a village to raise a child, and you all are a part of his village. Alfred’s memory will be cherished by his father and mother, Alfred and Zelda Adams; sisters, Alesia and Keri Adams; niece, Savannah O. Sweat; nephews, Cayden L Shine and Josiah Alfred Omari Adams (awaited); aunts, Patricia Duncan and Renea Brown; uncles, Antonio Brown and David Adams; a host of cousins, The Bethel Baptist Institutional Church Family, The BCU Athletic Department, BCU Alumni and Staff, and friends.
Celebration of Life Service for Alfred Adams II will be 12:00 PM at Bethel Baptist Institutional Church, 215 Bethel Baptist Street, Bishop Rudolph W. McKissick, Jr., Senior Pastor; Bishop Rudolph W. McKissick, Sr., Pastor Emeritus. Family will receive friends Friday at The Church from 5 – 7 PM. Interment at Edgewood Cemetery. Because of the love of his family, arrangements entrusted to J. E. Fralin & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services, 5065 Soutel Drive, 904.924.9400