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A soldier Angellina Chafulumira Francis with coronavirus died of a blood clot in hospital – just 18 months after her sister Elsie Chafulumira Sazuze tragic death from the virus.
Former British Army soldier Angellina Chafulumira Francis, 43, died on October 27 after being hospitalized with Covid-19, her family said.
Ms. Francis, who lived in Dishforth, North Yorkshire with her husband and two children, came to the UK as a student from Malawi before joining the army.
Her tragic death comes just 18 months after her sister Elsie Sazuze, a nurse who worked at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton, died after contracting the coronavirus.
Ms. Sazuze’s heartbroken husband Kenneth Sazuze, a Malawian DJ who trained as a nurse, said his wife, who died at the age of 45, knew the risks of working on the front lines against Covid – but wanted to help others.
Heartbreaking tribute to the “dedicated” nurse who “died a hero”.
Now friends have also paid their respects to their “warm and kind” sister, mother of two, Mrs. Francis, who loved her life in the UK and took care of her son (9 years) and daughter (11).
Her friend William Fungatira said, “We were childhood friends, we grew up together in the same neighborhood at home.
“She was very warm, very friendly, very charming. The last time I met her was at a wedding two years ago and we talked and shared our memories.
“She was very nice and someone to be great with.”
Ms. Francis had moved frequently and lived in Germany and Canada before returning to the UK six months ago.
“She loved and looked after her children, she was very family oriented,” said Mr Fungatira, 43, who lives in Birmingham.
“We will definitely miss her. Whenever she was around, she always smiled and laughed. ‘
Mr. Fungatira has now set up a fundraising page to raise funds to return the body of Ms. Francis to Malawi and to give her family the opportunity to mourn their painful loss.
On Gofundme he wrote: “Just last year we buried Angellina’s sister Elsie Chafulumira Sazuze, a practicing nurse here in the UK who died of Covid-19.
“Needless to say, the pain of this loss for the family is incredibly heartbreaking – two young children now have to grow up without a mother; Angellina’s mother, who is still mourning the death of a daughter less than 20 months ago, has now lost another daughter. Angellina’s death is truly tragic for the family. ‘
More than £ 11,000 has been raised to date and Mr Fungatira has expressed his gratitude for her generosity.
“I want to thank people for their support and donations, it’s been great and it’s going to be a long way,” he said.