The obituary for a 93-year-old Minnesota woman told mourners that, instead of sending flowers, they should not vote for Trump

Haven Orecchio-Egresitz
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President Donald Trump reacts to the crowd at the start of a campaign event at the Bemidji Regional Airport in Bemidji, Minnesota, September 18, 2020. Tom Brenner/Reuters
  • A 93-year-old woman didn't want flowers at her funeral. She wanted mourners not to vote for President Donald Trump.

  • Georgia May Adkins died of a stroke on September 28.

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A 93-year-old Minnesota woman who recently died didn't want people to bring flowers to her grave. She'd rather they honor her with their 2020 election ballot.

The obituary of Georgia May Adkins, of Inver Grove Heights, read: "In lieu of flowers, Georgia preferred that you do not vote for [President Donald] Trump."

The obituary garnered massive attention, being shared widely on social media, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported. On her Legacy page, supporters have written kind words, vowing to respect her wishes.

"Rest in peace, Mrs. Adkins. My sincere condolences to your family," one user, identified as Bill, wrote. "Your family must be justifiably proud of your spitfire final wish, and I am happy to play a small part by honoring that wish."

Adkins, who died of a stroke on September 28, worked for 32 years at West Publishing Company as a linotypist, her obituary says. Before the pandemic, she was a Sunday brunch regular.

She is survived by three daughters, a son, two step-daughters, 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild. Both her first and second husband, plus a sister, son, daughter, and stepdaughter, preceded her in death.

While most posters on Adkins obituary — even strangers — shared well wishes, not everyone appreciated her request.

"I thought she was classier than that. She could've said gratitude for her family and her joy at seeing Tom again," one man identified as David Paton wrote. "I'll miss her anyway."

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