Remembering Levi C Adams, March 9, 1932 - July 25, 2023
We honor the deceased for their military service.
Levi Adams died, peacefully at home, last Tuesday morning. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne (Hinds) and daughter, Patricia. A memorial service will be held at Noon, on Saturday August 12th, at the First Congregational Church of Falmouth, 68 Main St. Falmouth MA, www.firstcongfalmouth.org . In lieu of flowers, please send a contribution to:
Community Health Center of Cape Cod - OR - The Levi C. Adams Scholarship 107 Commercial St, Mashpee MA 02549 Fund
Brown University School of
Box 1893, Providence RI 02912
Adams grew up in North Little Rock, Arkansas. After graduating from high school and serving in the U.S. Army, he came to New England, making good use of the G.I. Bill to earn his undergraduate degree from Boston University and his Masters from Harvard University. He was a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. He married Jeanne (Hinds) of Hyde Park MA. The young couple began building their life in West Medford MA, shortly joined by daughter, Patricia.
Levi Adams had a sense of public service, long before it became fashionable. While in West Medford, he was an active member of the Shiloh Baptist Church, serving in many leadership positions and two choirs. He worked tirelessly with many local, state and national organizations, serving on boards, chairing committees, mentoring teens, coaching softball and more. He even came close to winning a run for Medford City Council, a notable accomplishment for a man of color, in the 1960’s.
After holding several senior research positions at Harvard Medical School and Mass General Hospital (as it was then known), Adams was recruited by Brown University (Providence RI) in 1970. Education had always been important to him. Little did he know he would become influential in the education of so many others, when he accepted the job as Brown’s Director of Medical Planning and Development. As one of the key collaborators, building a program from the ground up that eventually grew into Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School. He worked to develop relationships between the school and their affiliate hospitals, as well as federal and state governments. He recruited staff, raised funds, nurtured students and more. While in Providence, Adams was also a member of the Olney Street Baptist Church, singing in the choir and serving in many leadership roles. He was deeply involved in politics, as well as many civic, educational, health and arts organizations. He retired from Brown in 1994, as Vice President for Government and Community Affairs. The Levi C. Adams Scholarship Fund lives on in his name and will continue to create well-deserved opportunities for many more young aspiring doctors, long into the future.
Retirement brought Levi and Jeanne Adams to Cape Cod, where they joined the First Congregational Church. They continued a shared dedication to public service as active participants in community affairs, arts and politics in their new home of Falmouth MA.
August 12, 2023 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
A memorial service will be held at Noon, on Saturday August 12th, at the First Congregational Church of Falmouth, 68 Main St. Falmouth MA, www.firstcongfalmouth.org .