Adrian Bernard King
Adrian Bernard King was born on December 9, 1982, to the late Mr. Simpson King, Sr., and Mrs. Essie King. He was the fourth of five children born to this union. Adrian departed this life on Friday, October 14, 2022, at Vaughn Regional Medical Center in Selma, AL.
Adrian confessed Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of 11 and joined the Eagle Grove Missionary Baptist Church. In March of 2010 he became Twelve Tribe Leader succeeding his late grandfather Willie King. He remained an active member until his untimely passing.
Adrian was a meek, humble, kind hearted, and loving person. He loved his family and especially children. He graduated from Francis Marion High School in May of 2001. He continued his education at Concordia College in Selma, Alabama where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education in June of 2005. Adrian was a talented barber, he loved to interact with his clients especially the kids. Adrian taught within the Dallas County School District for over 10 years. But Adrian had a drive and passion for cutting hair, so he went back to what he loved doing and that was being a barber.
He was preceded in death by his father, Simpson King, Sr., his grandparents, Alberta and Will T. Morton, Willie and Julia King, uncles and aunt, JM Morton, John T. Morton, Rev. Willie James Morton, Deacon Willie Roy King and Julia O’Neal King, and a special cousin who is more like a niece, Alesia King.
On January 26, 2021, Adrian and Shaina were blessed with a beautiful baby girl whom they named Kailyn Grace King.
He leaves to cherish his loving memories, his mother, Essie King, daughter, Kailyn Grace King, a loving and devoted companion, Shaina Campbell, two bonus children, Kennedy and Kingston, brothers, Simpson (Anna) King, Jr., of Northport, AL, Terry (Lakisha) King, Sr., of Selma, AL, Reginal (Belinda) King, Sr., of Tuscaloosa, AL, and Jamel King of Marion, AL; nephews and nieces, Dorreyon, Terry, Jr., Toni, Reginal, Jr., Emily, Madisyn, Carson, Anthony and Jordan; bonus sisters, Shannon (Wesley) Shelby of Prattville, AL, Crystal King of Marion, AL and Princess (Anthony) Scott of Newbern, AL; aunts and uncles: Maebertha Hatcher, Dorothy Morton, Dean Morton, Nettie (Angelo) Smith, Eugene (Loretta) King, Helen Brown, Lee Curtis (Doris) King, a very special uncle and father figure Lou Davis (Alice) King, Betty (Robert) Turner, Mary (David) Pryor, Patricia (William) Hunter, Cecil King, Glorette (Rev. Carlos) Melton, Rev. Leo (Mary) King, James (Linda) King and Jacqueline (Jerome) Allen, Jennie King, a great aunt, Lillie Pearl Cook. Special cousins, Lina Morton, Elfreeman Morton, Leonardio King, Demetrik Pryor, Byron Turner, Curtis Pryor and Brian Melton. He also leaves a host of cousins, close friends, and other relatives.