We said "Goodbye" to a wonderful and great man today!
Mr. Malcolm M. Adamson was here for 86 years, that's a blessing from the Lord. I want to thank him for helping the boys and girls out at Bonny Oaks School. I went to the school in 1963 - 1978. Mr. Adamson will be greatly missed by everyone who came into contact with him. Mr. Adamson never forgot any of the kids who were ever at Bonny Oaks. I told him a few years ago that I married a young lady from the school named Darlene H. Ross. We've been married for 28 years. He was so happy for us, him and his wife. He said, "Charley, you know you was a bad something coming up, but you turned out alright in the end!". then he smiled at me.
Mr. Adamson was a great friend as well as a hero. He loved all the kids that he and his wife came into contact with at Bonny Oaks. His love didn't just stop there, he had kids all over Chattanooga. I remember one time we went to Mid-Tom Children's Home where Mr. Bobo was the President and we played them in basketball, baseball, and football. Each year Bonny Oaks would beat them. Mr. Adamson was so happy for us. Mrs. Adamson was also part of our lives too. I don't think he would have made it all these years without her by his side. She is a great woman too and we love her just the same.
I was glad to be by his side at the hospital just before his passing on April 8, 2008. I had a wonderful talk with Mrs. Adamson and her sister, talking about the good old days at Bonny Oaks School. So I say, "Mr. Adamson, you have worked so hard down here with us, you did everything the Lord wanted you to do. You were a husband, a grandfather, a minister, teacher, most of all, you were our Friend." We love you and we are going to miss you. Goodnight for now, sleep on and we will see you on the other side. There is a lot of love you have left here with us. Thank you for all you have done for the kids at Bonny Oaks School. I thank the Lord for your love you have given to us all.
I shall never forget you, Mr. Malcolm M. Adamson!
Love to the Adamson Family
Charles and Darlene Calloway