Celebrating the life of

Jennifer Anne Dubois Adams

June 04, 1975 - September 03, 2021

Jennifer Anne Dubois Adams

Jennifer Anne Dubois Adams, 46, died Friday, September 3, 2021 at Memorial Health University Medical Center. 

The native and lifelong resident of Savannah was born on June 4, 1975 and was a 1994 graduate of Johnson High School. In 2001, Jennifer graduated from the Police Academy and began her law enforcement career with Chatham County Police Department. She later worked for Chatham County Sherriff’s Department. Jennifer loved law enforcement work; however, numerous back surgeries forced her to change careers. Her new career as a bartender at Tybee Times and later at Doc’s Bar would introduce her to the new friends that would become her new extended family. Jennifer was her happiest while working at Doc’s with Steve and Bethany Kellum and co-workers. Jennifer married Ricky Adams on November 17, 2017 at the nursing home where Ricky’s mother was a resident. Jennifer wanted to be certain that her new mother-in-law, Mary Frances Adams, would be able to attend. Jennifer genuinely loved people and all who knew here were forever touched by her generosity and selfless love. 

Jennifer is preceded in death by her grandparents, Graham Bailey, Jr. and Mary Mixon Bailey; and mother, Anne Bailey Dubois Oliver. 

In addition to her husband Ricky, Jennifer leaves behind two daughters, Lauren Dubois and Olivia Delatorre; son-in-law, Ethan Melvin; stepchildren, Nick, Ryan, Kyle and Christina Adams; brother, Ashley Dubois and his fiancée, Ashley Chandler; nephew, Carson Dubois; niece, Rosalee Dubois, and her first grandson (to be here soon), Charles Melvin.

Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 on the Pier on Tybee Island. A reception will follow at Jennifer’s beloved Doc’s Bar.



Ricky & Family, our thoughts & prayers are with you. May God send loving peace & comfort to you & your family.

- The Prewitt & Rodgers Families , Savannah, GEORGIA

My heart is broken for all of her family and friends. A wonderful and strong woman. With lots of love and prayers.

- Beth Grubbs, Savannah, GA

A candle has been lit!

- Deborah Sharp, Wilmington Island, Georgia

I’m so very sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs

- The Womas family , Tybee Island, Ga

I’m so very sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs

- The Womas family , Tybee Island, Ga

I’m so very sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs

- The Womas family , Tybee Island, Ga

Prayers for your family. Such a bright light and beautiful smiling face gone way too soon.

- Sonja, Smiths Station , Alabama

So sorry for your loss

- Brant & Sandy Hackney, Tybee Island , Ga

Our hearts are broken. May perpetual light shine upon our sweet angel! She will never be forgotten and will remain in our hearts always. Love and hugs to all who loved her!

- Angela Williams, Tybee Island, GA

I know your family basically does not know me at all but there was a couple times I took Olivia home from school last year. I recently heard what happened and I just want to give you guys my condolences and prayers to keep you guys strong. I know how much of a trying time this is for everyone that was in her life and I just wanted to reach out and share my sympathy for all of the family and friends that knew her.

- Sarah Schwegler, savannah , georgia

I grew up with Jennifer and went to school with her. Its sad to hear of her sudden passing. Thoughts and prayers to family and friends. So sorry of her loss. I followed her posts on FB and loved everyone.

- David Hamlen, macon, GA

Our hearts go out to Ricky and the sweet family. My God give you peace comfort.

- Brenda & Denny Key, Tybee Island, Ga

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love you Jennifer, Rest In Peace.

- Barbara Veiock and family, Savannah, Ga

So sorry to Ricky and the whole Docs family, We are at a Total loss for words, Jennifer was a shining light of hospitality to us and all of the other Bands that had the pleasure of performing at Docs, she will be sadly missed! God Speed Sweet Jennifer.

- Kenny Warman and Fred Hodges and the Band Guns for Hire., R.Hill, Elabell, Ga

A candle has been lit!

I am so sorry Olivia! You and your family are in my prayers

- Savannah , Glennville , Georgia

My condolences to all the family, but especially to Rick and her children. May God console your hearts in your time of sorrow.

- Debra Sheridan, Bloomingdale , Georgia

Our hearts are breaking for the whole family. Now Jennifer can spread her wings and fly pain free. She will be watching over you. Love and prayers.

- Caldwell Family, Savannah , Ga

You and your family are in my prayers. Glad to have known you.

- Christopher Hamlen, Acworth, Ga

We are saddened to hear of Jennifer’s passing. Our hearts are broken for you Lauren and Olivia. Praying for comfort and peace for you and your sister. We love you.

- Jim & Josie Minnon, Athens , Al

A candle has been lit!

Ricky,Olivia,Lauren,and our Docs Family.. Jennifer was the staple at Docs...On holidays she Always made sure Docs was decorated..To her specs...If there was someone in need for whatever the reason, she made sure to get the ball rolling..She really LOVED her family...She had a very caring heart..One of the best dart partners I've had....We will throw to your memory...Jen,whether you know it or not,you did good...We WILL MISS YOU..

- Dwayne&Rose ODell, Tybee Island, Georgia

I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. Prayers for everyone.

- The Quick Family, Concord, GA

A candle has been lit!

Our thoughts and prayers are with you -Ricky and Olivia. Jennifer will be missed.

- Aimee Harris Davis, Richmond Hill, GA

Tybee was our second home. Jennifer was always doing something to bring everyone together. Her love for people in general made her personality. Her smile would brighten up any room. When Jennifer was present the fun began. You will always be Tybee Girl. Once a Tybee always a Tybee. It's people like you that make the Island. Rest in Peace. Please God help the family and dear friends know that Jennifer has moved into her new place and her special new island next to God. He called her home because he needed her to work with him. Even though you will miss her know she will live on. God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life! AMEN!) Our condolences!

- Bobbi and Grant Wallace , Palm Coast , Florida

Jennifer always had a way with her to talk to everyone with a smile. She loved her family and her bar family. You could always count on her.

- Donna and James Johnston , Carolina Beach, N.C

I pray for hearts’ comfort and the peace of sweet memories for Jennifer’s family and dear friends. Lauren and Olivia, I’m so saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. I will remember her as someone always willing to help a friend and as a fierce, proud mama bear. Hugs, sweet young ladies… Ricky, we crossed paths only once, but it was obvious that Jennifer had found happiness (aside from her girls) with you. Cherish that knowledge…

- Leah Colby Miller, Savannah, GA

Reid and I are deeply saddened to hear about the loss of Jennifer. My parents (Allen & Bettye Zaffiro) were friends with Jennifer’s grandparents (Mary & Graham Bailey). We know the world has lost someone very special and our heartfelt condolences go out to Ricky, Lauren, Olivia, and Ashley.

- Reid & Dana Lutz, Savannah , Ga

A candle has been lit!

My sincere condolences to the entire family over the loss of this special lady. May her memory forever remain a blessing in your lives. Olivia has only been my student for just a short while but, please know that my thoughts and prayers have stayed with you all since I heard the news.

- Ryen McGee, Savannah , Ga

My sincere condolences. Jennifer was always very kind and courteous to all the Musicians that played at Doc's. Prayers.

- Tom Cooler , Savannah , Ga

May her beautiful soul Rest In Peace

- Crowder family , TYRONE, GA

May her beautiful soul Rest In Peace

- Crowder family , TYRONE, GA

Prayers for the family during this difficult time.

- Cindy L Evans, Hampstead, NC

We were shocked and saddened to hear of Jennifer's passing. She worked with Skip on the County Police, and then with me at the Sheriff's Office. She was small in stature but didn't put up with any BS. Bad buys may have thought she was a pushover, however Jennifer stepped up to the plate when necessary. We lost touch when she left law enforcement. It is with heavy hearts that we wish her family peace and comfort in the days and weeks ahead. God bless.

- Diane and Skip Sasser, Wilmington Island, GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel