A family in Jefferson County, Alabama is in mourning after a father-of-two died from from the British COVID-19 variant, aged just 35.
Alfonzia Jackson Jr., 35, was diagnosed with the B.1.1.7 variant earlier last week while struggling to live at the UAB hospital.
On Tuesday night, his wife, Ashley Jackson, took to Facebook around 9pm to announced that Alfonzia had died.
‘Lord this day has been hard,’ Ashley posted on Facebook. ‘I wouldn’t wish this on anyone as I said good bye to my amazing husband.’
She continued: ‘Our girls are going to truly miss you, you were an amazing dad and I will keep your memory alive through them and they will always remember you.
‘You are now our guardian Angel and you are at peace, rest on my amazing husband until we meet again.’
She also posted an emotional tribute featuring pictures and videos of the family, set to I’ll Be Missing You.
WBRC previously reported about Alfonzia Jackson Jr., who Ashley said was admitted to the hospital with COVID symptoms and shortness of breath on January 22, despite her having no idea how he would’ve contracted the virus.
‘My husband just went to work and home,’ Ashley Jackson said. ‘Gas station here and there. Not nothing like going out and having a good time, just a hardworking man.’
Rapid tests showed a negative diagnosis for COVID-19, but after surgery to relieve heart failure, a PCR test showed that Alfonzia did have COVID-19.
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Source: Daily Mail