Baby Baptized at Mother’s Funeral; Woman Died of COVID After Giving Birth

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The newborn child of a woman who died from COVID-19 after giving birth was baptized at her mother’s funeral in Derry, Northern Ireland, the UK.

Samantha Willis, a 35-year-old care worker, died on August 20 after a 16-day battle with the coronavirus. She had given birth to her daughter, Eviegrace, several days prior but never got to hold the baby over fears of transmission.

Joe Clifford, who led the service on Monday, told the Belfast Telegraph that this was the first time in his career that he conducted a baptism and a funeral at the same time.

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