Olen Adams III

  •  Olen  Adams III

Born in Chicago, IL on March 18, 1963

Departed on January 19, 2022 and resided in Atlanta, GA

Olen passed away peacefully on January 19, 2022. He was born in Chicago, Illinois to Sharon (nee) Glenn and Olen Adams, Jr. on March 18, 1963. He was preceded in death by his father, Olen Jr., stepfather Robert Shaw and his brother John Shaw. He was confirmed at Resurrection Lutheran Church and kept his faith until his demise.

Olen had an independent spirit that led him to Atlanta many years ago and decided to make it his home. It was here that he found and formed his circle of friends and supporters. He was very artistic which led him to pursue his talents in a vast display of caricatures and Superheroes on T-shirts and short picture books that he shared at many of the public markets and fairs.

He developed and organized several support groups while dealing with his own issues and is credited with their growth at a time when support was limited in the area. Through the years he battled several health issues and challenges. He always relied on his faith to move forward.

He leaves to cherish his memory a loving mother, Sharon Glenn, niece Kayla Shaw; great-nieces, Marilyn and Maddie; great-nephew, Grant, best friends Maurice & Aloyes and a host of relatives, cousins and friends.


Sharon wishes to thank everyone for your tokens of love and encouragement during her bereavement period.


Special thanks to Olen’s closest friend, Maurice, who spent numerous hours rendering care and assistance in his time of need, the Grady Hospital and Clinic physicians and staff for the constant quality care

Serenity Prayer

God give me the
To accept the things I cannot change; the
To change the things I can
And the
To know the difference

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  1. Bernita Glenn January 28, 2022 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    God bless you, cousin. Thanks for the memories. See you on the other side.

  2. Carolyn Hawkins January 28, 2022 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    May the God of your choice continue to guide you Home. RIP

    • Dannis Johnson January 31, 2022 at 11:31 am - Reply

      Dannis Johnson friend of 27 yrs cu in the spiritual realm love ya!!!

  3. Bernita January 28, 2022 at 4:17 pm - Reply

    My prayers are with you Sharon may God wrap you in his arm’s and keep you. Love cousin Little Needie

  4. Albert Jackson January 29, 2022 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    God bless, Cuz!

  5. Judy Romaine January 30, 2022 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    Precious memories bring you joy.

    • Patrick Dent February 3, 2022 at 10:20 pm - Reply

      Thank you Allen for giving back what was so freely given to you during your time here on this earth! May you rest easy brother until we meet again.

      Warm regards,
      Patrick Dent

  6. Aloyes January 30, 2022 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    Rest in peace my friend.

  7. Nia Frazier January 30, 2022 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    Sending love and prayers.

  8. Sherri Hill January 30, 2022 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    My you Rest In Peace family

  9. K.C. & Lynn Frazier February 2, 2022 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    Our hearts and prayers are with you family!🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

    “Cycles of life and death can be likened to the alternating periods of sleep and wakefulness. Just as sleep prepares us for the next day’s activity, death can be seen as a state in which we rest and replenish ourselves for new life. In this light, death should be acknowledged, along with life, as a blessing to be appreciated.” – Daisaku Ikeda

  10. Michael Banner February 3, 2022 at 10:20 pm - Reply

    Go Gently my Brother….

  11. Mark Anthony February 4, 2022 at 12:21 am - Reply

    You will be forever missed!

  12. Ramizz February 4, 2022 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    A true friend, would do anything to help within his power.

  13. Venis Frazier April 1, 2022 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    My heartfelt condolences for the loss of Olen. My your spirit live forever in your hearts ♥️

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