Shirley Bannister, 57, handed away from problems from Covid-19 on Sunday, in accordance with her brother, Dennis Bell.
Bannister “acquired actually sick about two, three days after her daughter died” on September 7, Bell advised CNN in a cellphone 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 provide, 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 Faculty in Columbia, in accordance with a press release from Ronald Rhames, the faculty’s president. Bannister earned her nursing diploma on the school 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 “had been one of the best of associates,” Bell advised CNN.
“They’d go to dinner collectively, they’d go to the films, go to concert events and issues like that, they usually 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 maintain her 87-year-old mom.
His sister was “beloved by everybody,” Bell stated.
She is survived by her husband, Dennis Bannister. Demetria Bannister was the couple’s solely little one.