Loulie T. Adams, 99, a former nurse and real estate agent who had been active in volunteer work for Washington Episcopal church groups, died Nov. 14 at her home in Washington after a series of strokes.

Mrs. Adams, who had lived in Washington since 1949, had done volunteer work for such churches as St. John's in Georgetown, St. David's and Washington National Cathedral.

In the 1950s, she had been a real estate agent for the James L. Dixon Co., and she later worked as a nurse in the office of William Gibb, a Washington physician.

Mrs. Adams was born Loulie Thornton in Walnut Cove, N.C., and studied music at Salem College in Winston-Salem, N.C.

After World War I, during which she did volunteer work for the Red Cross in North Carolina, she graduated from Cornell University nursing school and became head nurse at New York Hospital.

She married Quincy Adams and accompanied him to Japan following World War II, where he served as a civilian in the military occupation. There Mrs. Adams became an accomplished equestrienne and golfer. For many years, she pursued interests in Japanese culture and traditions.

Her husband died in 1964. A daughter, Prudence Adams, died in 1952, and a son, Quincy Adams Jr., died in 1993.

Survivors include two daughters, Peggy Adams Douglas of Washington, and Abigail Adams of Redmond, Wash.; a brother; five grand-children; and nine great-grandchildren.