Since January 2020, almost 650,000 Americans have lost their lives to COVID-19. In Alabama, we’ve lost over 12,000 parents, spouses, children, and friends due to COVID-19.
Alabama has the 8th highest death rate to COVID-19 in the nation
deaths per 100,000 total population—data from CDC
Current Alabama Statistics
% Of Residents Fully Vaccinated
Remember. Heal. Together.
By the time I was discharged, my mom didn’t think I was physically well enough to attend the service. I was able to watch it by Facebook Live, but of course, that wasn’t the same. I want to honor his memory by continuing to be an uncle to his three sons, my nephews. That’s what he would have wanted.
Dewayne Reaves’s brother Jerome Reaves, a 51-year-old father of three sons, died in October of 2020.
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