December 12, 1942 - June 13, 2021
ADDERLY, MAUDE EDNA BLACK, 78, Maude Edna Black Adderly, 78 of Pompano Beach, Florida, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, godmother, friend, and daughter of the late Mr. Adrian Black, Sr., and Mrs. Clida Bell Black has taken her final rite of passage. The eighth of nine children, she was born in Pompano Beach, Florida, on December 12, 1942. A well-rounded and ambitious student and athlete, Maude earned her diploma from Blanche Ely High School in 1960, where she was crowned Miss Blanche Ely High during the same year. Throughout her high school matriculation, she was an avid tennis player, a member of the Blanche Ely High School Marching and Concert Band, swimmer, softball player, track team and an honor student. She played unselfishly, she played together and she played hard. Maude began her post-secondary education at Tuskegee College and later transferred to Florida Atlantic University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Exceptional Student Education. On September 6, 1969, Maude married her best friend, sweetheart and soul mate, Ralph Adderly. In the presence of God and man, marriage vows were repeated, accepted, and the two were united as one. From this union, two amazing children were born: Vikki Adderly and Kevin Adderly. For 51 years, Maude and Ralph have experienced the joys and challenges of this life together. Maude Edna Black Adderly, A Sweet Spirit Smooth-spoken, God fearing woman, constant and virtuous, modeling, mentoring and serving, conspicuous as a growing seed, solid as a rock. A sophisticated lady of integrity, grace and class. A class act in her own right, who fulfilled her purpose and answered His call. She’s free. It truly was a family affair whenever honoring and reverencing God. The entire Adderly and Black families joined, worshipped, fellowshipped, and attended Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church for decades. A life- long member, Maude served in various capacities, at her beloved church: a deaconess, usher board member, finance committee, choir, and Sunday School teacher. For 26 years, Maude was blessed and enjoyed a career with Broward County Public Schools as an Exceptional Student Education Teacher, until her retirement in 2002. She walked into her purpose and fulfilled her calling to change and shape the lives of the children she encountered. She genuinely loved the children she taught, and she demonstrated this by making a tremendous impact in their lives. Her love and devotion to her community has been evident in her membership and involvement with several service and benevolent organizations. Undoubtedly, her compassion and endless support for two of these organizations was never questionable: the Kappa Kappa Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated of Pompano Beach, Florida, where she served as President from 1996- 1997, and the Fort Lauderdale Chapter of the Red Hat Society, where she served as one of the charter members. At home with her family on Sunday morning, June 13, 2021, Maude Black Adderly peacefully transitioned from this earthly life and took the ultimate journey to her eternal resting place. Forever loving her, she leaves to cherish her memories and continue her legacy: her husband Ralph W. Adderly; two devoted children, daughter Vikki L. Adderly of Pompano Beach, Florida; son, Kevin D. Adderly, of Washington, D.C.; three adoring grandchildren, Nicholas (Simone) Adderly of Marietta, Georgia; Taylor Nicole Adderly of Pompano Beach and Adrian Adderly of Washington, D.C.; one brother, Marvin Black of Jacksonville, Florida; two sisters-in-law, Thelma P. Fullins of Pompano Beach, Florida, and Gwendolyn Black of Lauderhill, Florida; two devoted goddaughters, I’man Haywood, Delray Beach, Florida and Tia J. Battey, Clermont, Florida; loyal godsons, Travis Noliton, Gregory Rosier, II, and Todd Morgan; a special family friend and loving caretaker, Ms. Shirley Lewis Clark of Pompano Beach, Florida; Blanche Ely High School Class of 1960, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, loved ones and countless friends. Preceding her in death were her seven siblings: Frank Black, Minister Clyde Black, Christine Black Sheffield, Mattie Jewel Black-Nolan, Adrian Black, Dr. Clark G. Black, and Estella Black Holmes. “Forever Remembered, Forever Missed.”
ADDERLY, MAUDE EDNA BLACK, 78, Maude Edna Black Adderly, 78 of Pompano Beach, Florida, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, godmother, friend, and daughter of the late Mr. Adrian Black, Sr., and Mrs. Clida Bell Black has taken... View Obituary & Service Information
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