Karen Romero Adcock

October 7, 1949 - September 9, 2021

Karen Romero Adcock, 71, formerly of Groves, passed away Thursday, September 9, 2021, at Houston Methodist Hospital after losing her battle with Covid. She was born October 7, 1949, in Port Arthur, to Frances Louise Cotton and Willis Joseph Romero, Sr.

Karen attended Port Neches Groves ISD prior to graduating from Nederland High School in 1968. Later that year, she married the love of her life, Billy Adcock. The two were married for forty-seven years before his passing in 2015. Karen was a devoted Christian and a member of St. Peter’s Catholic and Apostolic Church in Groves. This faith provided her strength during her struggles in recent years. She was an employee of Southwestern Bell/AT&T in Beaumont and retired after more than thirty years of service.

Karen never met a stranger and held a special place in her heart for animals, especially her beloved pets. To know Karen was to love her, as she drew people in with her kind and fun-loving personality. Karen loved to do for others and would put their needs ahead of her own whenever she could. Throughout her life, there were few things she enjoyed more than visiting with her cherished friends and family. Karen also loved dancing, listening to live music, shopping, cooking, crafting, and sharing her talents with others.

In September of 2018, she received a second chance at life when she was blessed with her lung transplant. Karen was grateful for the extra years it gave her with her loved ones. Her family is especially thankful to the donor’s family, the Houston Methodist transplant team, and all the many others that gave loving support along the way.

Karen loved her family dearly. She is survived by her daughters, Koby Adcock Tompkins and husband, Chris, of Groves; Kourtney Jordan and husband, Kyle, of Houston; grandchildren, Cade Tompkins and Kora Jordan, as well as many extended family members and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Frances Louise Cotton and Willis Joseph Romero, Sr.; husband, Billy Adcock; and brother, Joe Romero.

A gathering of Mrs. Adcock’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with her memorial service at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 18, 2021, at Broussard’s, 505 N.12th Street, Nederland. Cremation arrangements for Mrs. Adcock will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

The family respectfully requests that all attendees observe social distancing guidelines and wear a facial covering during services. By attending any public event, you are acknowledging the risk of exposure to Corona Virus. Please follow guidelines provided by the Center of Disease Control: cdc.gov


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Memorial Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • September 18, 2021
  • 2:00 pm


Broussard’s Crematorium
  • 5150, Stivers Dr, Beaumont, TX, 77705,

Comments (6)

    Carolyn Schoonfield says:

    I will miss our talks and visits over the last 30 years,not many friends you can call 24/7 if you need to talk.I pray for forgiveness for those who caused you to have to leave the safety of your loving caretakers,to seek legal help to protect your dignity.I pray only good things for those who brought such joy in your life,a beautiful grand-daughter.I know your ok and with GOD and Billy.I thank her life long friends Dot,Lea and Haylee for being her loving caretakers and Methodist Hospital in Houston.

    Dene A. Tate says:

    I was so very SORRY to hear of her passing – I did not know her well, only through my cousin, Paula Standley. She was a SWEET and PRETTY Lady! My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.. May she rest in eternal PEACE.

    Janice Romero Edwards says:

    My beautiful and sweet first cousin. Karen was also my first girlfriend in life, through toddler and teenage years, introducing me to my husband of 56 years, friends as young married couples and getting together after years of life several years ago. Rest In Peace Cuz! Janice

    Ginna Thomas says:

    I am so very sorry to hear your sweet momma is gone. Heaven has another angel. I know she is happy to be with your Dad again. Fly high Karen. I will miss you my sweet friend.

    Jack Reeves says:

    I am so sorry to learn of the loss of your beautiful Mother. But, her legacy will live forever in you and the wonderful family that she raised. I pray that God’s Peace will give you all comfort during this time.

    Donna Falcon says:

    My dearest friend in the whole world. Sweet slumber with the Lord

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