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Mr. John Adamson, Jr.

Obituary for Mr. John Adamson, Jr.

February 14, 1927 - March 16, 2020
Washington Depot, District Of Columbia | Age 93

In Loving Memory


John Adamson Jr, affectionally known as "Uncle John" was born in Washington, DC on February 14th, 1927, to the late John and Eva Adamson. He departed this life on March 16th, 2020.

John attended public school in Washington, DC. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army on July 9, 1945 where he served until November 23, 1946 receiving an honorable discharge.

John married the love of his life, Minnie Mae Nave-Adamson on December 20, 1947. They were married for 62 years until she preceded him in death. John had one brother (Robert) who also preceded him in death.

John received Christ at an early age and was a member of Sargent Presbyterian Church. There he served as a Trustee, along with the Homeless Ministry feeding the needy.

He was employed with the State Department where he retired after 37 years. John loved the outdoors, especially camping and fishing, and enjoyed doing both in his spare time, and after he retired. He also loved music, specifically jazz as well as baseball.

He was a kind, generous man that welcomed friends and family to his home and was always ready to cook a great meal. He will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved him.

He leaves to mourn 2 devoted nieces, Ellyne James – Powder Springs, GA; Anita (Robert) Payne – Cleveland, OH; 2 devoted nephews, Marvin (Renee) Love – Orlando, FL; James (Vanessa) Hawkins – Washington, DC; 2 devoted friends, Randolph & Terry


Cedar Hill Cemetery
4111 Pennsylvania Avenue
Suitland, MD 20746

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