Amy Adelman was born on November 25, 1940, in Boston, Massachusetts. She died
on October 22, 2018, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, at the Asbury Hospice House. Amy was a psychologist/counselor, musician, wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a proud Yellow Dog Democrat. She loved her life’s work as a counselor. She also loved music and was a talented musician and revered Baroque music and in particular Johann Sebastian Bach. She was a graduate of Brookline High School in Brookline, Massachusetts, and the University of Michigan, School of Music. She received a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi and was a Licensed Practicing Counselor in the State of Mississippi. She worked at Pine Belt Mental Health and Retardation Center, DREAM of Hattiesburg, Wesley Medical Center, and South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel,
Mississippi. She retired in 2014.
Amy was a former member of the Hattiesburg Piano Teachers League, the
Meistersingers, and enjoyed participating in events (and leading) at The Osher Lifelong
Learning Institute (OLLI), a part of the University of Southern Mississippi. She chaired the Executive Committee of the Lamar County Democratic Party, was a member of the Executive Committee of the Mississippi Democratic Party, and served as a delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention. She was the recipient of the 2017 – and first – annual Chairman’s Award of the Mississippi Democratic Party.
Amy leaves behind her husband and partner of 58 years, Michael, two sons, Robert
(Elizabeth) and John, both of Buffalo, New York, and two grandchildren, Lily and Jacob, also of Buffalo, New York. She was preceded in death by her parents, Milton and Rowena Band.
There will be a Celebration of Amy’s life on November 3, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. at the
Canebrake Clubhouse, Number 2 Canebrake Boulevard in Hattiesburg. All are invited to attend. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the USM Foundation in memory of Amy Band Adelman; or Asbury Hospice House c/o of Forrest General Hospital Healthcare Foundation, P.O. Box 19010, Hattiesburg, MS, 39404-9010; or to the Forrest and Lamar Federation of Democratic Women, P.O. Box 15614, Hattiesburg, MS, 39404; or to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA