Ethel Phillips Ayscue

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April 18, 1936 ~ April 9, 2021

Resided in: Lawrenceville, Georgia

On the morning of April 09, 2021 Ethel Phillips Ayscue went to be with the Lord. Ethel was born in the village of Edenderry, County Down, Northern Ireland to the parents of Sydney Phillips and May Smythe Phillips. At the age of 18, she became engaged, journeyed to America by ship, married John Oliver Adams, Jr. and raised 5 children.

She later married Bruce Boddie Ayscue, her husband of 28 yrs.

Ethel is preceded in death by her parents and her daughter, Valerie Adams Fleming. She is survived by her husband Bruce (Step daughters Allison and Ashley), her brothers (Lawrence and Kenneth Phillips), her children: Laura Adams Glass (Johnny), John Oliver Adams, III (Janella, Step daughter, Shelley Roix), Sydney Phillips Adams (Ray Lambert), Carolyn Jean Adams (Robert Varalla) : Grandchildren, Adam Fleming, Austin Fleming, Ashley Glass, Amber Hill, Nicole Adams, Devon Adams, 6 Great Grandchildren as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Wages and Sons Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, GA. Graveside service (family and close friends) will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, April 17th at Eternal Hills Cemetery, Snellville, GA.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to any of the charities listed below:

National Council on Aging website:
Alzheimer’s Association website:
Samaritans Purse website:
First Baptist Church – Snellville, GA Website:

Ethel Ayscue Graveside Celebration of Life Live Stream from We Stream Services on Vimeo.


Graveside Service: April 17, 2021 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Eternal Hills Memory Gardens
3700 Stone Mountain Highway
Snellville, GA 30039


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    • Thank you for the kind words of comfort, as they can only come from Christ.
      Feel free to watch the Celebration of Life Service via “live stream” at 11:00 am on April 17.
      In Christ,
      John, Carolyn, Laura & Syd

  1. CandleImageThoughts and prayer to my family in America on the sad loss of a beautiful woman (my aunt Ethel) gone to be with her creator, I will be watching the live stream and hope you all feel I am there with yous.
    From your family across the pond xxx

  2. Ethel has been a wonderful role model for so many throughout her life. Like most of us, she coped with difficult times and also rejoiced in the good times!
    As my first cousin and a frequent visitor to my parents home then subsequently our home along with Bruce, we had much in common and a lifetime of fellowship.
    Her love for the Lord was evident in literally every conversation.
    We are so pleased to have had a FaceTime chat after Christmas- lovely memory!
    She loved God’s Word and had a great knowledge of it.
    A great pianist and singer too – multi talented lady of whom her immediate family must be so proud.
    My husband Wesley – who grew up in the same village as Ethel, and I send our sympathy to our family in Atlanta and rejoice with them that she is ‘with the Lord ‘ in ‘Whose presence there is fullness of joy and at His right hand are pleasures forevermore’

  3. At this time of great sadness and sorrow we want to express our love and sincere deepest sympathy to all the family circle
    Ethel was my first cousin whom I regarded as a very special person I admired for the love and kindness she was able to show to every individual.A very talented and gracious lady of great character.Who had a tremendous testimony of deep faith and trust in her Saviour the Lord Jesus Christ she loved and served faithfully.At least we know she is now rejoicing in his glorious eternal presence.
    We can recall many affectionate memories of good times spent with Ethel and Bruce both here in N.Ireland and at their home in Grayson
    The most recent 2014 was celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary with them both on a Caribbean cruise.An occasion we say was full of great fun and laughter and never a dull moment in their company
    From us both we loved and will miss Ethel very much but it is just good night until we meet again .

  4. CandleImageMy Beautiful Aunt Ethel, I will greatly miss Her. My sincere thoughts and Prayers are with all My cousins sorry I cant be there with you all. xoxoxoxo

  5. CandleImageIn loving memory of a dear friend and cousin. Thinking of you all and sending our deepest condolences. Judith, Sharon & Carolyn McKeown, N Ireland.

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