photos by Robin Kemp

Family members and loved ones of Clayton County’s COVID-19 victims gathered Saturday, March 20 at the Historic Courthouse in Jonesboro for a White Flag Ceremony. Local, county, state, and national dignitaries joined the event organized by Rep. Sandra Scott and Clayton County Commissioner Sonna Singleton Gregory.

Clayton County Police Chief Kevin Roberts shared that he had survived COVID-19. Commissioner Felicia Franklin sang for the families. State Rep. Yasmin Neal presented a copy of Georgia House Resolution 198 to Stephanie McKibben and Adrienne Halcomb, daughters of the late educator George McKibben, Clayton County’s first resident lost to COVID-19, in his memory.

The Clayton Crescent welcomes photos of your loved one who died of COVID-19. Email us your loved one’s name and attach a photo that you think captures their personality. We’ll share them in a collective memory gallery.

As of March 28, 2021, 407 Clayton County residents had died of COVID-19 and 22,256 cases had been confirmed since the outbreak began last year.

Visit claytoncountypublichealth.org for COVID-19 resources and vaccination information.