16-year-old preacher’s daughter killed while door-knocking for gospel meeting

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. (BNC) by Adam Cozort — Members of the Middle Fayette congregation were out door-knocking Sat., Oct. 8, in preparation for their upcoming gospel meeting when tragedy struck. Sixteen-year-old Caelyn Adams and another member were walking on the side of the road when a driver high on prescription drugs hit her head on.

The driver sideswiped the other member, Linda Long.

Adams, the oldest daughter of Nicholas Adams, who preaches with the Middle Fayette congregation, was pronounced dead at a local hospital a short time later.

Local news outlets have reported that police arrested a 42-year-old woman in connection with the incident.

In a post on Facebook, Nicholas expressed thankfulness for the many prayers and messages they have received.

He also asked for prayers for Long, who was with his daughter at the time of the incident. Long administered CPR trying to save her.

Nicholas described Long as, “an extra grandmother to my children,” and the event has been traumatic for her.

A wake will be held Wednesday night, with the memorial service on Thursday.

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

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  1. Kathy Brundidge

    Wow, I’m so sorry to hear this. This is why the Bible says that life is but a vapor, here for a little while, then vanishing away, James 4:14. May God comfort her family with the comfort only He can give.

    • What a terrible tragedy. It truly is difficult to know what to say. I am praying for the family and for the other girl Long. May God bring them comfort

  2. What a tragedy. How awful! Absolutely heartbreaking. So, so sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort for the family. The woman who hit her desperately needs the Lord. Can someone reach out to her?

    • Nicholas

      We have started arrangements for this but it is not going to be easy. She has hired a lawyer and intends to fight the charges. On the surface she seems to show no remorse. She needs prayers.

  3. Jutie. HONAKER. SC.

    Praying for the family,and her church fmily,and friends, .so very sorry for your loss.

  4. Racine S. Wilder

    My Love, prayers and sympathy for the Adams family. My heart hurts for you. May the Lord comfort you in your terrible loss.

  5. Leanna Cymbala

    Tragic! May God give comfort to all of her family and friends.

  6. It is so terrible god help everyone in this sitution

  7. Praying for this sweet family…the Lord bless you, and all who are affected by this tragedy.

  8. Frankie

    Praying for your family, scripture says when 1 family member hurt
    we all hurt and we do. May our God ease your pain. In Christian Love!!

  9. She has labored in the heat of the day and has entered into her rest. Surely she is in the presence of Abraham receiving the comfort that belongs to the blessed. God bless her loved ones as they mourn her passing”

  10. Teresa Weeks

    Praying for this family and their Christian family.

  11. God give him to comfort his female don’t have any body this kind of experience God will keep them in his hands same I had experience in my life in gospel work

  12. Charles and Ruth Balcom

    We cried and prayed for the Adam’s family, my wife Ruth and I know what it is like to lose a precious only daughter and also our oldest son in horrible accidents. We lost our Kerrie Sue Martin on Jan. 9,2001 and son on May 9,2007. We send our prayers and tears to this family! She was 40 yrs old and Daniel Ray Balcom was 55.

    • so sorry 4 your loss may GOD wrap his loving arms around you and give you his peace and comfort

  13. Litp

    Praying for this family. Everything will be fine in hands of God.

  14. quintin m balagot

    She did not die in vain…she was engaged in inviting people to attend a gospel meeting…we can say that she died for Christ’s sake. I believe she was a martyr in the sight of Jesus…may Christians like her increase and her life an inspiration to all.

  15. Stephen Buhese

    I comfort Adam and the family members for the lost of his Daughter.stephenbuhese@gmail.com

  16. Lydia

    God be with you brethren. May He strengthen you through this

  17. Gail Jackson

    So very sorry. Words cannot express what I am feeling. I will pray for you.

  18. May God keep you and give you comfort during this very difficult time. Holding you in prayer.


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