A Mississippi man was married for four days before the effects of COVID-19 took his life.
Jeff Nabors knew the impact of COVID-19 would kill him after the coronavirus worsened an existing medical condition, so the 62-year-old married his girlfriend of 17 years, 53-year-old Sherry Nabors.
“I think he was on borrowed time already,” Sherry, a bookkeeper, told TV station WLOX at her Gulfport home on Tuesday, nearly a month after the couple were married.
The couple had been next-door neighbors in Houston and met in 2007 when Jeff, a service engineer, rescued Sherry from a broken garage door, according to WLOX. They maintained a long-distance relationship between Atlanta and Gulfport for two years before settling in Gulfport.
“We loved the peaceful life here on the coast,” Sherry said. “The no traffic and just the quiet, laid-back life, and we were having a good time.”
Dr. Joseph Varon hugs and comforts a patient in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at Houston’s United Memorial Medical Center on November 26, 2020.
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Jeff tested positive for COVID-19 on January 11, about a month after the couple got engaged in December. While he was recovering from the virus, he had Stage IV chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and his lungs were too severely destroyed for him to stay alive.
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