Janice McAdams

Janice Sharp McAdams

March 28, 1945 – April 13, 2019

Janice Sharp McAdams was born in 1945 in Gadsden, Alabama, to John Robert Sharp, Sr., and Juanita Littlefield Sharp. She is survived by her husband, Charles M. McAdams, Sr.; sons John William McAdams and Charles M. McAdams, Jr. (Roseanne); daughter Terri Lee McAdams (Steve); grandchildren Ryan and Laura McAdams; sister Jonita Sharp Haynes (James); niece Jeneane Haynes Treace (Tony); nephew Howard McAdams, Jr. (Melissa); grandniece and grandnephew Julia and William Treace; and grandniece and grandnephew Heather and Howard McAdams.

Janice grew up on a wooded farm in Alexandria, Alabama. She met Charles while living in Atlanta and they married at the First Baptist Church on Peachtree Street.  Janice graduated with high honors from Georgia State University with a degree in Library Science.  After the couple moved to Texas, Janice spent many years as a librarian in the Spring Branch Independent School District, where she welcomed students to the library with her friendly, accessible, and sometimes, loquacious manner.

Janice became an excellent mahjong player; she enjoyed the game and the friends who joined her. Janice and Charles were members of a dinner group that met every Tuesday night.  Although most of the attendees were high school classmates of Charles, Janice immediately fit in with her outgoing, convivial personality.

Janice created a warm and inviting home in College Station. Janice loved relaxing on the back porch, walking though the wooded property, baking cheesecakes with John, and visiting and entertaining family and friends too numerous to name.

Friends and family are invited to a time of visitation from 6 to 8pm Wednesday April 17, 2019, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Center, 3001 S College Ave. in Bryan, TX. Her life will be celebrated with a graveside ceremony at 11 a.m. Thursday April 18, 2019, at the Bryan City Cemetery. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers of Bryan College Station.

In lieu of flowers please consider donations to the American Cancer Society.


  1. Dear Charles and John,
    There are no words for your loss. I wanted you to know I was thinking about you.
    Janice always remained a close friend even though we have not lived close together for years. I always knew I could pick up the phone and there would be no gap in our relationship. Her bubbly personality with that tiny bit of sarcasm as she shared her stories many about you and can’t forget her mahjong and wine tif bits. She will be missed..

  2. Charles, John, Chuck and Terri
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Janice was a good friend to me and I will miss her even though we haven’t seen each other for a long while. I’m living in Lawrenceville, Ga now with Jerry and his family. My love to you all. Mary

  3. Janice was a desr friend who always had a kind word to say. I enjoyed working with her in Spring Branch and missed her greatly when she left. My heart goes out to you and her family at this difficult time.

  4. I am so sadden by the passing of Janice. We were colleagues at Memorial Middle School. I always loved stopping by the library and having wonderful conversations. May her memory be eternal.
    Sofia Petrou

  5. Charles and John, We offer our condolences for your loss. Although we didn’t see you very often when you and Janice would visit Chuck and Rosanna in Corpus it was always a pleasure to see you both as part of our family. Janice will be missed greatly, she was a special lady. May God Bless you and give you both strength during this difficult time. Our love and prayer for you always. Roel and Blanche Lopez & family. Corpus Christi, Texas

  6. Janice was a great mentor to me when I was considering a transition from classroom teacher to librarian way back in 1998. She was always encouraging and gracious with her time. She helped me make a decision that brought me much joy and a rewarding career. She will always be near and dear to my heart because of her kindness and her enthusiasm for the profession. I was fortunate enough to pick up her job when she left. My sympathies are with your family at this difficult time. I just wanted you to know, she made a difference in my life and to the students/teachers at MMS.
    Sincerely, Karen Rodgers

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