A memorial service will take place on Tuesday for a Huntersville firefighter who succumbed to COVID-19.
Veteran Huntersville firefighter Jeffery Hager died on Sept. 10 from complications caused by COVID-19. His wife died from COVID a few days later, according to a post shared Saturday by her parents on CaringBridge.
“I know that Jeff was standing at the gates of Heaven with a sly smile, waiting to give her a big hug and a kiss! Our hearts are shattered and there are no words to explain the pain and grief we are feeling,” her parents said in the post. The Huntersville Fire Department said Jeffery Hager, 46, died on Sept. 10 after battling COVID-19 since Aug. 23.
His wife, Amee, tested positive on the same day and had been in the hospital, where the couple were admitted on Aug. 28. Her parents said in the Sept. 18 post that she had since died from the virus.