The funeral service will be held at 11:30 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Zion Grove Baptist Church, 91 Whitehouse Road, Montezuma, Georgia. Interment will follow in the Champ Waters Cemetery, 191 Twin Church Road, Montezuma, Georgia.
Deacon Adell Quinn was given his wings of flight May 15, 2019 and soared on his final journey to join the company of saints who preceded him and to exist permanently in the presence of the Lord. Deacon Quinn was born February 24, 1955 to the parentage of the late Johnnie Lee Quinn and Nettie Sutton Quinn in Montezuma, Georgia. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his high school sweetheart and wife, Susie Lee Walker Quinn and his siblings, Jimmy Lee Quinn, Eloise Quinn Miller, and Irvin Quinn.
Deacon Quinn is survived by his five children Clarissa Quinn-Turner (Calvin) of Hagerstown, Maryland, Ricardo Quinn of Dacula, Georgia, Cymone Brown of Warner Robins, Kiara Lester of Puyallup, Washington, and Alana Lester of Montezuma, Georgia; five siblings Billy Quinn (Edith), Gloria Quinn-Ager, Karen Quinn Oliver (Ralph), all residing in Montezuma Georgia; Linda Hill, Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Mildred Ellison of Valdosta, Georgia; four grandchildren, Eric Quinn, Alexander Green, Reece Allicock, and Ke’Asia Tookes; two great grandchildren, Eris Quinn, Erianna Quinn, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
Deacon Quinn had a quintessential smile and his presence seemed to add light to any room. He valued his friends and held them very closely, especially Victor Lewis, Bruce Fobbs, Willie Woolfork, Michael Williams, JW Quinn, and Tony Thompson. He also cherished the moments with his brother and sisters who affectionately called him, “Dell” and his grandchildren who called him “Paw-Pop.” His children gave him several titles, Dad, Daddy, and Deacon Brother. Most importantly, he was a Great Father. He was well-known throughout the community, owning Quinn Service Station and later working for the City of Montezuma. In addition, he was a ‘grill master.’ His barbecue ribs would simply fall off the bone. Everyone loved them and frequently had him grill for them. For the Quinn Family, it was every Wednesday.
At an early age, he joined Zion Grove Baptist Church and was later ordained as a Deacon in 2015. As a faithful member who loved raising hymns, praying, and attending Sunday School with second mom, ‘Sista’ Bertha Fobbs, he became the Assistant Chairman of the Deacon Board. He took pride in the chairmanship and loved his Deacon Brothers. Deacon Quinn was a devoted father, brother, and friend. Most importantly, he, in his own words, “Got it right with Lord.”
On May 15, 2019, God called him and Deacon Quinn answered, “I am ready.” Now, he is in the arms of the Lord but has left footprints in the hearts of those who loved him.