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Naomi Olivine (Nicholson) Adcock

March 4, 1935 ~ August 5, 2017 (age 82)

Naomi Nicholson Adcock, 82, of Statesville, died peacefully in her home on Saturday, August 5, 2017.

She was an extraordinary woman who lived her life with quiet dignity.

Born March 4, 1935, she was raised by devoted parents, Thelma and Robert Redmond, of Statesville.  She was the loving sister of Dorothy Mae Nicholson.

She graduated in 1953 from Celeste Henkel High School and went on to pursue nursing at North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, earning her RN degree in 1956.  There, she met and married her husband, neurosurgeon Dr. William Lester Adcock, Jr.  They established a home in Raleigh, NC where they raised their children.  She has three children, son J. David Adcock of Statesville; daughter, Catherine Ellen Adcock who precedes her in death; and daughter and son-in-law, Drs. Elizabeth and Richard Aronson, and grandchildren, Jennifer Lauren Aronson, Matthew David Aronson, and Jaime Rebecca Aronson, all of Greensboro, NC.

Upon the death of her husband, Naomi returned home to Statesville.  She was passionate about gardening and flowers, watching and nurturing the birds and wildlife around her home and providing a loving home for her dogs.  In her later years, she provided a home for rescue dogs.

She will have a private family service.

The family would like to thank Naomi’s caregivers, Kay D. Padgette and Sceva Whipkey for their compassionate and loving care over the past few years.  We would also like to extend our gratitude to Hospice of Iredell County for their support and care in the last few weeks of Naomi’s life.

The family requests that any donations be made to any animal rescue organization of your choice to honor her love of animals or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625.

Online condolences may be made to the family at and Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family. 

Charitable donations may be made to:

Humane Society Of Iredell County
110 Robinson Rd., Mooresville NC 28115

Hospice & Palliative Care Of Iredell County
2347 Simonton Rd., Statesville NC 28677

 Service Information

Private Family Service

Nicholson Funeral Home
135 E. Front Street
Statesville, NC 28677

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