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Memorial set up for Lexington's COVID-19 victims

Posted at 1:52 PM, Nov 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-21 13:52:16-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington now has a way to honor the lives lost to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mayor Linda Gorton, along with Lexington faith leaders, unveiled a memorial entitled 'In Remberance' which as 190 candles in honor of the Lexington citizens who have died due to COVID-19. The memorial is on Main Street.

For Eloris Young, the simple flame from the candle means everything. Young said she tested positive for COVID-19 the same time as her sisters Georgia and Charlotte.

"My sister didn't make it, she succumbed to COVID-19," Young said. "Another sister of mine, the day we buried my sister, she died the very next day."

In honor of both her sisters' deaths, Young is begging people to take COVID-19 more seriously.

"I'm still fighting it, but I'm okay, I can walk now," Young said. "I'm able to get out and go do what I need to do and I go back home. I don't socialize. You all have to realize, this is no joke. Mask up."

Now, Young has a special place to remember her loved ones.

"Charlotte and Georgia, I love them both. I miss them, but they're in God's hands," Young said.