Rhodes Isaac Okaijah Adams Obituary (1951 – 2022) – Newark, NJ

Rhodes Adams was born on August 4, 1951 in Accra. He was born to Mrs. Rebecca A. Brown and Master Isaac J. Adamafio Snr. both from Accra. He was fortunate to be the first male child of his parents. Most of her formative years were spent with her grandmother at Kaneshie in Accra.
He completed his secondary education from Ebenezer Secondary School and he continued his sixth form education from Accra Academy, Kaneshie, Accra. After excelling in his studies, he was then admitted to study at the University of Cape Coast where he studied music for two years and was awarded a scholarship to study an intensive music program in France at Sarah Lawrence College where he went on to become his guitar ensemble teacher’s top music student. He went to the University of Paris to pursue his musical career, he also studied jazz music.
Right after finishing his university studies in Paris, he found a job with the Guadeloupean musical group for 17 months and then joined the Mellow Band in France.
He returned to Ghana to train musicians who are interested in studying all musical instruments such as a set of guitars. He worked part-time in the music department of the University of Ghana and also performed with his team of musicians at the Shangri La Hotel, Airport View Hotel, Alisa Hotel and Akosombo Continental Hotel, all in Ghana.
He met his first wife in France during his school years. They got engaged and gave birth to three children: Lucia Russell Adams, Nii Okaija Adams and Naa Ayikailey Adams. He then met Madame Helena Akweley Adams and became engaged and married in 2001. In 2003 he joined his wife in the United States.
He was with Helena Akweley Adams until he was called to Glory at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
Rhodes Adams had strong faith and believed in God. He was a God-fearing man with humility. He was born and trained in the doctrines and teachings of Methodism.
He loved and treated everyone in the family well. He helped everyone who called on him. He took care of his younger brothers and sisters at times and of his niece and nephews when the means were not there. He was always there for his family to go the extra mile to help anyone with a problem or problems, he was the father of others. He made sure that his closed family members are well educated and grew up to be confident and strong individuals.
He was always resilient and always maintained a positive attitude. He was disciplinary and his house is always open to friends and relations.
May his sweet soul rest in perfect peace.
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Posted by Perry Funeral Home – Newark on February 2, 2022.

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