Updated: Jan 28
Lydia's cousin Dottie Jones tells us, "They didn't believe in vaccines. You try to talk to them, and she just didn't like that. Didn't trust it, I guess."
Once she was in ICU, Lydia changed her mind about the vaccine and asked to get it, but doctors told her it was too late.
"Before she got intubated, one of the last things she told her sister was 'Please make sure my children get vaccinated,' Jones said. "It's hard to do that in hindsight. To think that she wouldn't be there. She would be there for her kids right now if she had been vaccinated."
Their four children have been orphaned by a single bad decision.