Adele a very kind-hearted, motherly figure, with even Tara Thornton's mother crediting her for raising Tara when she couldn't. She is one of the few characters who supports Sookie's relationship with Bill, and is greatly interested in Bill's historic knowledge of Bon Temps, as she is head of the "Descendants of the Glorious Dead", an organization devoted to honoring the memory of the Civil War. She helped out Bon Temps in many ways. She was always open and loved gossip. When Adele died, many people of Bon Temps attended her funeral and wondered what she had deserved to die like she had. Sookie's comfort place is the cemetery where her grandmother was buried.