Shine a Light Alabama

Honoring lives lost and comforting those who mourn.

Shine a Light Alabama is a community-based effort of remembrance, resilience, and healing from losses experienced during the pandemic. 

Since January 2020, nearly 1,000,000 Americans have lost their lives to COVID-19. In Alabama, we’ve lost over 19,000 parents, spouses, children, and friends due to COVID-19.

Alabama has the 4th highest COVID-19 death rate in the nation

deaths per 100,000 total population—data from CDC

Current Alabama Statistics


Confirmed Cases


% 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
Montgomery, Alabama


Dewayne Reaves’s brother Jerome Reaves, a 51-year-old father of three sons, died in October of 2020.

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