Crash of Flight 5191

Rebecca Adams: A mother and a friend worth emulating

Rebecca Adams was a great cook, but she would never admit it.

She was a lover of words, a wizard at crossword puzzles.

"That was something she would admit to," joked Christopher Adams, her son.

Rebecca Adams, 47, of Harrodsburg was one of 49 people who died Aug. 27 when Comair Flight 5191 crashed on takeoff from Blue Grass Regional Airport.

At St. Raphael's Church in Lexington today, Adams' friends, family and colleagues packed the quaint stone church to celebrate the life of the senior project manager for Intergraph Corp.

Christopher Adams, one of Adams' three grown children, said his mother was a woman of enormous talent and an even bigger heart. She gave generously to organizations dedicated to helping children. The woman who often worked 70 hours a week was a cheerleader and confidante for her three children.

"We always knew that she was in our corner," Christopher Adams said.

She loved dark chocolate, poetry and taking walks on her farm, said her boyfriend, Parham Baker.

For Sandy Richardson, Adams was more than just a friend, she was someone who loved her unconditionally for 30 years.

"I want to be just like Rebecca Adams when I grow up," Richardson said. "Let's honor her memory by being the type of friend she was to all of us."A mother and a friend worth emulating

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