Woman's Obituary Requests People 'Do Not Vote for Trump' in Lieu of Flowers

The obituary of a woman who died last month has gone viral after she requested that people "do not vote for Trump" in lieu of sending flowers.

Georgia May Adkins died on September 28 at the United Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota, after suffering a stroke aged 93.

Two obituaries were later published in the St. Paul Pioneer Press describing her life as well as giving details about an upcoming celebration of life ceremony at the St. Stephen's Lutheran Church on October 16.

"All COVID-19 protocols will be observed. No gathering will be held afterwards," the obit said. "In lieu of flowers, Georgia preferred that you do not vote for Trump."

Screenshots of the obituary in the paper have since been posted and shared thousand of times of social media.

One post from Carrie Swanson has been shared more than 10,000 times after it was posted in the "Joe Biden for Minnesota" Facebook group.

Well-wishers have also flocked to her legacy.com page to pay tribute to Adkins after seeing her request.

"Georgia, I never met you or your family, but came across your story," wrote Jill Shargaa. "LOVE your final request and happy to oblige and vote for Biden/Harris! Rest in peace."

Lisa O'Neil added: "I live in Virginia. I did not have the pleasure of knowing Ms. Adkins, but I would like to honor her by saying her wish will be followed. I voted for Biden / Harris in 2020! Thoughts and prayers to your family as it is obvious they lost a great lady."

Paying tribute to her grandmother on Facebook, Amber Westman described Adkins as "fierce everyday and remains so through her legacy! I appreciate all the lovely things being said about her and will make sure to share this with the whole family!"

Born in St. Paul on August 19, 1927, Adkins went on to graduate from Johnson High School and was also a member of a member of St. Stephen's Lutheran Church in West St. Paul.

She retired after spending 32 years as a linotypist at the West Publishing Company and was known as a Sunday brunch regular at the Downtowner Woodfire Grill before the COVID-19 outbreak.

She lived at the Timber Hills Senior Independent Living Apartments in Inver Grove Heights.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eldon Thomas Adkins and first husband, Edward Donald Wille, as well as her sister, son, daughter, and stepdaughter and son-in law.

She is survived by three daughters, a son, two stepdaughters, 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

The Trump administration has been contacted for comment.

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President Donald Trump departs from a rally at Gastonia Municipal Airport on October 21, 2020 in Gastonia, North Carolina. An obituary for a Minnesota woman who died at age 93 requested people do not vote for Donald Trump. Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty