Bill Text: VA SR709 | 2021 | 2nd Special Session | Enrolled

Bill Title: Celebrating the life of Christopher Jon Adams.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Passed) 2021-08-05 - Bill text as passed Senate (SR709ER) [SR709 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2021-SR709-Enrolled.html

Celebrating the life of Christopher Jon Adams.


Agreed to by the Senate, August 5, 2021


WHEREAS, Christopher Jon Adams, esteemed mortician, accomplished businessman, and beloved member of the Herndon community, died on July 14, 2021; and

WHEREAS, a member of the Herndon High School Class of 1983, Christopher "Chris" Adams earned a bachelor's degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1987 and graduated with honors from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1990; and

WHEREAS, Chris Adams began his notable career as a mortician with Everly Funeral Homes in Northern Virginia, becoming manager of its Falls Church facility in 1996; and

WHEREAS, the following year, Chris Adams joined Green Funeral Home in Herndon, taking ownership of the business shortly after the passing of its former owner, J. Berkley Green, and renaming it the Adams-Green Funeral Home and Crematory in 2000; and

WHEREAS, throughout his career, Chris Adams demonstrated exceptional compassion and care by assisting bereaved families of Herndon and Northern Virginia in their time of need; and

WHEREAS, Chris Adams was an active and engaged member of his community who gave amply of his time as a youth sports coach and as a dedicated member of the Rotary Club of Herndon, while also supporting several charities such as the Foundation Fighting Blindness and the Selamta Family Project; and

WHEREAS, Chris Adams was a devoted family man and a passionate soccer and hockey dad who happily traveled throughout the country to cheer on his children during their various sporting events; and

WHEREAS, an avid sportsman in his own right, Chris Adams participated in a league at Herndon Centennial Golf Course for several years and had recently taken up boating on the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay; and

WHEREAS, guided throughout his life by his faith, Chris Adams enjoyed worship and fellowship with his community at McLean Bible Church while completing several years of Bible Study Fellowship International's Bible study program and participating in a mission trip to Ethiopia; and

WHEREAS, Chris Adams will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by his loving wife of 26 years, Kathryn; his children, Jack, Daley, and Susanna; his parents, Dale and Jo; and numerous other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Senate of Virginia hereby note with great sadness the loss of Christopher Jon Adams, a respected mortician in Herndon whose unwavering kindness and generosity left an impression on countless lives; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Christopher Jon Adams as an expression of the Senate of Virginia's respect for his memory.