South Carolina teacher Demetria Bannister died earlier this month from COVID-19 and now the virus has claimed the life of her mother Shirley
Coronovirus had already killed a young South Carolina teacher and now her mother has also died of COVID-19.
Shirley banister According to his brother, he died of complications related to coronovirus on Sunday, Denise Bell. She was 57 years old with a history of asthma and diabetes.
“She actually went to the hospital twice, the second time they decided to keep her,” Bell reported.Cnn. “He had a lot to give, so it’s like an unexpected gut punch for the whole family.”
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Bannister was the chair of the nursing department at Midlands Technical College in Columbia, South Carolina. Ronald RamsThe college president informed about his death.
“My heart is broken. Shirley was like an angel on earth. Her life’s mission was caring for others,” Rams said in a statement.
His brother told Cnn Earlier this month she “became really ill three, three days after her daughter’s death”.
As theGrioReported, Demetria “Demi” Bannister He died on 7 September after battling COVID-19. The fifth-grade teacher was just 28 years old and began her third year of teaching at Windsor Elementary School in Columbia.
She was last in school on August 28, and the school found out that she tested positive for the virus on September 4. According to the school district statement, when classes officially started, she was teaching virtually from home.
Bell says her sister was “overwhelmed” by her daughter’s loss. He compared their relationship to “best friends” and paid tribute to their bond.
“They would go to dinner together, they would go to the movies, go to concerts and things like that and they would plan the event together,” Bell said.
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Bell said, “Demetria, in a sense, was just like her mother.”
Shirley’s 87-year-old mother and her husband Denise’s mother and daughter survive. Demetria was the only child of the couple.
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