Shirley Bannister, mom of South Carolina trainer who died of Covid-19, dies from it weeks later


Shirley Bannister, 57, handed away from issues from Covid-19 on Sunday, in response to her brother, Dennis Bell.

Bannister is the mom of Demetria Bannister, a 28-year-old elementary faculty trainer who died earlier this month, just some days after testing constructive for Covid-19.

Bannister “obtained actually sick about two, three days after her daughter died” on September 7, Bell instructed CNN in a telephone interview.

Bell stated his sister was “overwhelmed” after her daughter died simply weeks earlier than.

Bannister had a historical past of bronchial asthma and diabetes, and after testing constructive for Covid-19, “she really went to the hospital twice, the second time they determined to maintain her,” stated Bell.

“She had a lot to present, so that is like an sudden intestine punch for the entire household,” Bell stated.

Bannister was the chair of the nursing division at Midlands Technical School in Columbia, in response to a press release from Ronald Rhames, the faculty’s president. Bannister earned her nursing diploma on the faculty and returned later in life to show, Rhames stated.

“My coronary heart is damaged. Shirley was like an angel on Earth. Her life mission was caring for others,” Rhames stated.

Bannister and her daughter “have been one of the best of buddies,” Bell instructed CNN.

“They’d go to dinner collectively, they’d go to the flicks, go to concert events and issues like that, and so they deliberate occasions collectively,” stated Bell.

“Demetria, in a way, was similar to her mom,” Bell stated.

Bannister grew up in Columbia, South Carolina, and was an lively member of St. Mark’s Baptist Church, Bell stated.

She had a ardour for geriatrics and a love for the aged, Bell stated. Bannister helped care for her 87-year-old mom.

His sister was “cherished by everybody,” Bell stated.

She is survived by her husband, Dennis Bannister. Demetria Bannister was the couple’s solely little one.


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