D.C. mourns with its mayor after naming Wednesday a day to remember those lost to COVID-19.
Muriel Bowser, the Mayor of Washington D.C., has informed her residents that her older sister just passed away this past Wednesday morning. She said that her sister, Mercia Bowser, had complications connecting her to COVID-19.
She let the world know via her Twitter, with the following posts:
My family and I are mourning the loss of my sister, Mercia Bowser, who passed away this morning due to complications related to COVID-19. Mercia was loved immensely and will be missed greatly, as she joins the legion of angels who have gone home too soon due to the pandemic.— Muriel Bowser (@MurielBowser) February 24, 2021
Mercia was a loving, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. She worked tirelessly for children, the elderly, and those with behavioral disorders until her retirement and beyond. She counted many friends and fond memories of her service to Catholic Charities & the DC Office on Aging.— Muriel Bowser (@MurielBowser) February 24, 2021
Bowser posted more on her Twitter. She added to her social media, saying she is survived by multiple family members, including parents, brother, and sister. Bowser went further and asked D.C.'s citizens and followers to pray for all those who have passed from COVID-19. In honor of them, she named Wednesday, February 24, A Day of Remembrance for Lives Lost to COVID-19.
Despite being treated at Washington Hospital Center, Mercia Bowser passed on Wednesday just before her 65th birthday. She had been dealing with pneumonia brought on by the coronavirus.
Mercia Bowser was born on March 7, 1956, and passed away on February 24, 2021. pic.twitter.com/t5focFQx62— Muriel Bowser (@MurielBowser) February 24, 2021
As asked by Mayor Bowser, please pray for all those lost from COVID-19.
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