Edna Adams
Edna Adams
Edna Adams at age 105 with her nephew Bill Campbell (left) and his partner Mark Kelley (right).
Birth: 2 September 1914
Death: 20 April 2020
Washington, D.C., USA
Age: 105 years, 231 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Edna Adams (2 September 1914 – 20 April 2020) was an American centenarian who was one of the oldest victims of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Edna Adams was born in the USA on 2 September 1914. At the some point in life, she married Thomas Adams.

She moved from her home in Clover, South Carolina, to the District of Columbia in the mid-1950s. She worked for more than two decades as a sales associate at Jelleff’s, a department store in Northwest Washington, until it closed in 1979.

After the death of her husband Thomas Adams, she never remarried, instead living alone for more than 40 years, until after her 100th birthday. She lived at Inspire Rehabilitation and Health Center.

In April 2020, she came down with a fever and later tested positive for covid-19.

Edna Adams died of covid-19 in Washington, D.C., USA on 20 April 2020 at the age of 105 years, 231 days. She was survived by her nephew Bill Campbell and his partner Mark Kelley.



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