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Another One Bites The Dust x2: Alabama Couple Dies of COVID Shortly After 30th Wedding Anniversary

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, September 6, 2021

Alabama Couple Dies Of COVID Just Weeks After 30th Wedding Anniversary

Jerry and Deborah Watson died just days apart from COVID-19. The two were longtime fixtures at the Gadsden Chick-fil-A restaurant.

Jerry and Deborah Watson, who lived in Gadsden, AL and worked together at a local Chick-fil-A restaurant for many years died just days apart from each other of COVID-19.

Debbie was the store’s General Manager, and with her husband Jerry had celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary in July, and then, shortly thereafter, they both got infected COVID-19 and died just days apart from each other.

They both had worked at the same Chick-fil-A restaurant since its opening, and to memorialize their deaths, the store announced it would be closed Saturday.

Jerry died August 19, while Deborah died September 4, both only a matter of weeks after being admitted to hospital.

Like some do, she took to Facebook to share her experience. On July 27, she wrote that her blood sugar levels were high, that her children were “chasing her” with water bottles encouraging her to drink water, that she felt achy, and alternated between feeling hot and cold.

She obliquely blamed her creator writing, “God has a reason for everything.”

Maybe her god was trying to tell her


Only two days later, she wrote another post complaining that:
• Her headaches had worsened, that
• She was having trouble breathing, that
• Her throat was sore, that
• She was tired and,
• Afraid to go to sleep with her blood sugar level as elevated as it was.

She also wrote that her husband Jerry was:
• Having the same trouble, that
• His legs cramping, and that
• Their son and daughter – who also work at the same restaurant – were feverish.

“God is still good!” she wrote in part.

Her last post was July 31, in which she requested prayer.

Perhaps she should have asked for wisdom to have gotten vaccinated.

Their son Caleb said that his father Jerry’s one funeral request was always “that no one wear all black because he knew that he was going to be with Jesus up in heaven. He said that when he died to celebrate the life he lived and his new life in Heaven. To all his friends and family he loved y’all very much. And to all his Chick-fil-A kids he was so proud of y’all and he loved y’all very much as well.”

Erica Rodriguez said the couple’s life was a “true love story… a story that you won’t see in the movies. They worked beside each other at Chick-fil-A for many years until Jerry had a stroke. Even then they were together and when he was able, he would often sit in the dining room while Debbie and their two children worked.”

Moral of the story: Let’s all go get COVID and live with Jesus!

2 Responses to “Another One Bites The Dust x2: Alabama Couple Dies of COVID Shortly After 30th Wedding Anniversary”

  1. jvlivs said

    Wow. That’s all I can say! There’s an adage that I’m certain you’ve heard before; “God wants you to use COMMON SENSE”! Clearly, they lacked it in that area. They should’ve gotten vaccinated, they could’ve avoided this tragic outcome.

    “The shrewd one sees the danger and conceals himself, but the inexperienced keep right on going and suffer the consequences.”
    -Proverbs 22:3

    Now a family is in mourning because either through ignorance, stubbornness, or just flat-out stupidity, this longtime couple didn’t employ the foresight needed to enjoy their lives.


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