A South Carolina mom has reportedly died from problems of COVID-19 lower than three weeks after her daughter additionally misplaced her life to the illness.

57-year-old Shirley Bannister was the nursing division chair at Midlands Technical School and examined optimistic for the coronavirus on September 7. That very same day, her daughter Demetria “Demi” Bannister, died.

Shirley Mills Bannister, the mom’s sister-in-law, instructed news station WISTV that Shirley made three separate journeys to the hospital and complained of signs earlier than lastly being admitted.

“I simply heard her saying, ‘Shirley…they received’t take a look at us, they received’t let me get any therapy as a result of they are saying that my signs aren’t extreme sufficient and I want therapy,” the relative mentioned.

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Bannister’s loss of life has been felt by all the Columbia, South Carolina neighborhood as she was highly regarded with the varsity neighborhood the place she labored.

“My coronary heart is damaged. Shirley was like an angel on Earth,” Midlands Technical School President Dr. Ronald Rhames mentioned in a press release. “Her life mission was caring for others. Whereas her loss of life is devastating, her affect is eternal.”

Rhames additionally revealed that Bannister earned her nursing diploma from the varsity the place she labored. She additionally taught on the establishment and rose to chair the varsity’s nursing division.

Demetria Bannister was a third-grade instructor at Windsor Elementary faculty, additionally in Columbia. She handed away simply three days after being recognized with the coronavirus.