Couple Married For 48 Years Dies Holding Hands Due To COVID – “
Sep 23rd, 2020
‘In sickness and in health, til death do us part.’ A promise to each other that this couple has proven after they both died from COVID-19.
Just last week, a couple who has been married for 48 years passed away due to coronavirus. Johnny Lee People and Cathy Darlene Peoples died on September 2 at the Novant Health Rowan Regional Medical Center in North Carolina. They died just a couple of minutes apart from each other while holding hands.
It is such a terribly tragic story of a loving couple that has been gone too soon. But how they left their loved ones showed the world of how they spent their lives together when they were still alive and well.
Their son, Shane People shared, “They were married 48 years, been together 50, they walked hand in hand for those 50 years.” His dad was only 67 years old and his mother was 65. They both battled with COVID-19 for about a month before they passed away. Shane also explained that he feels like many people are still not taking the coronavirus seriously.
Shane posted photos of his parents on Facebook with this heartbreaking caption: “We were cheated. The lives of Mom and Dad were stolen by a virus that many joke about on a daily basis or just straight out believe it’s a hoax of some sort.
Both of them took this pandemic seriously and still got sick, still died… I told myself when I started this, I would not do so in anger, but for the love they inspired me to give. ”
He continued to say that his parents were not only a blessing for him, his brother, sister, and their spouses and children. “They were a blessing to every person that met them,” he wrote. He then shared that her mother had the most beautiful soul while his father was very friendly and was always smiling. Through his words, it is obvious of how proud he is of his parents.
“I just wish everyone could see them through my eyes. You would see the two most loving and caring couples, ever. Without them, this world just got a bit more gloomy,” he wrote.
“I miss them so very much. ” He added, “I’m not sure how I’m going to deal without being about to talk to them every night on my ride home from work or not being able to send them pictures and videos of my family. I’ll never be able to hug them, again. I’ll never hear Mom sing happy birthday to anyone, again.
I’ll never see them smile when they see Liam and Ava come into the room. They won’t get to see their grandchildren grow up, or see many of their grandchildren graduate. ”
Shane then encourages everyone to “hold your family close.” And to “Treat every moment with them like it’s your last, it could very well be. Love and keep on loving.”
He shared that both of his parents contracted the virus and their health rapidly went downhill. His mom who was just days away from her retirement was the one who tested positive first. Then his dad started showing symptoms two days later. Then after two weeks, they were both put in the ICU. But they did not get better, they only got worse.
His parents were laid to rest on Wednesday.
Nobody knows when this pandemic will be over. The world is moving on and trying to adjust to this new normal. So take care of yourself and your family by following proper healthcare protocols to avoid contracting COVID-19.