Ada Marie Rankins, 71, was born in Iredell County, N.C., on February 27, 1951, to the late Elmer Rankin and Rosie Williams Rankin. She entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at Hackensack University Hospital, in New Jersey.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her grandmothers, Marie Williams and Ada Rankin.

Ada attended Unity High School and was a member at Cameron Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed watching TV, and some of her favorite shows were Gunsmoke, and the Cooking channels. Ada will truly be missed.

She leaves to cherish the memory of her life, a daughter, Glennette Jamesa Rankins of Patterson, N.J.; a sister, Margie Rankin Thomas; and an aunt, Dora Rankin of Cleveland, N.C.; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2022, at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home. Visit the Book of Memories for Ada Rankins at

Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Rankin family.