Covid Ends 47 Years of Marriage As Couple Die Within Minutes of Each Other

A Michigan couple, Leslie and Patricia Waters, married for 47 years died of Covid-19 within seconds of each other last week. The time of death was 4:23 PM on November 24.

Leslie (78 years old) was a former truck driver, and Patricia (76) was a registered nurse for 35 years. They had two daughters, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The Obituary noted that they did almost everything together, so it was no surprise that they “went to be with the Lord together within the very same minute.”

One of the daughters stated her sadness at people who continue to deny the dangers of the coronavirus, as it was particularly difficult to lose both parents to the same disease at the same time. The deaths of the Waters couple brings similar sentiments of those already passed from the virus.

For example, Johnny and Cathy Peoples in North Carolina is another couple that died of Covid-19 September 2, within moments of each other. They were married for 48 years.

Texas couple Avelino and Anita De Leon passed away on the same morning in August, just a few weeks prior to their 57th wedding anniversary.

Another Michigan couple, Donna and Jerry Castleberry died from Covid-19 complications of the virus about an hour apart last month.

The stories of long-married couples passing due to Covid-19 is not new.

Michigan has reported more than 360,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 9,500 deaths as of Monday. Nationally, there are 13.5 million confirmed cases and 267,600 deaths. The virus infection numbers continue to rise in alarming rates. It is only a matter of time before we hear of even more couples whose lives will end because of the Covid-19.

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