Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2020-11-21 13:52:16 –
Lexington, Kentucky (LEX 18) — Lexington has a way to honor the lives lost in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mayor Linda Gorton, along with the leader of the Lexington faith, unveiled a monument entitled “In Remberance” as 190 candles in honor of the Lexington citizens who died of COVID-19. The monument is on the main street.
For Eloris Young, a simple flame from a candle means everything. Young said he tested positive for COVID-19 at the same time as his sisters Georgia and Charlotte.
“My sister didn’t do that, she succumbed to COVID-19,” Young said. “My other sister, the day we buried my sister, she died the next day.”
Young is begging people to take COVID-19 more seriously to commemorate the deaths of both sisters.
“I’m still fighting it, but I’m okay, I can walk now,” Young said. “I can go out, do what I need and go home. I’m not sociable. You guys, this isn’t a joke. Wear a mask.”
Now Young has a special place to remember her loved one.
“Charlotte and Georgia, I love both. I miss them, but they are in the hands of God,” Young said.