Michigan husband and wife die of COVID-19 just 1 minute apart

Posted at 8:06 PM, Nov 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-30 21:06:02-05

JACKSON, Mich. (WXYZ) — A Michigan couple married for 47 years died just a minute apart from COVID-19.

Patricia McWaters and Leslie Waters, who were both born in Jackson, Michigan, and were married on April 16, 1973. The family wrote in the couple's joint obituary that "they did almost everything together, so it should be no surprise that they went to be with the Lord together within the very same minute."

Pat was described as a "no nonsence person," while Leslie was described as "fun-loving."

The couple died Nov. 24 at 4:23 p.m.

"Those of us that know them, know that mom went first and said, 'LD, it’s time to go!'" the obituary said.

The family has asked that instead of sending flowers, contributions be made to The Humane Society of the United States Disaster Relief Fund or to American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

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