Family grieves the loss of the mother of eight

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A local family is grieving the loss of a loving wife and mother to eight.

Stephanie Jackson had just turned 42 this month when she began feeling sick.

She woke up in the middle of the night unable to breathe well and her husband took her to the Medical Center.

She tested positive for COVID and died shortly after.

Her husband, William Jackson, says he believes she held off going to the hospital because she was afraid of being there suffering alone.

The Jackson’s were less than a month away from their first anniversary when Stephanie died.

They had just adopted three children in addition to her five other kids and are foster parents to other children for the past four years.

William says he hopes people who hear his wife’s story will take their symptoms seriously and go to the hospital quickly and says people dying alone of COVID in hospitals is extremely dreadful.

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Donations will go toward funeral costs and for the children.