Names, Not Numbers COVID-19 Memorial Aug 27, 7:30 p.m.

Retired teacher George McKibben died April 7 of COVID-19. He was 76.

TSA screener Dian Phipps died April 13 of COVID-19. He was 32.

The Clayton Crescent has long called for the names of residents who have died of COVID-19 to be made public and continues to invite survivors to submit their loved ones’ names and photos for publication. Now, State Rep. Rhonda Burnough is calling on those who have lost loved ones to COVID-19 to submit information to the “Loved Ones, Not Numbers” memorial project.

On Thursday, Aug, 27 at 7:30 p.m., those who have lost loved ones to COVID-19 are invited to gather across the street from the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, 120 Ivan Allen Blvd. in downtown Atlanta, for the unveiling of the Loved Ones, Not Numbers Memorial Wall. A candlelight march to the Georgia Capitol will follow.

Reminiscent of the AIDS crisis of the 1980s and 1990s, when loved ones of those who died made personalized quilt squares as part of The Names Project, this effort will shine a light on those who have disappeared into the state’s statistical dashboard of race, gender, age, and comorbidity.

To take part, you are asked to register at https://bit.ly/2Qnnyj2. Participants should wear a mask and social distancing will be enforced.

To help put up the Memorial Wall, sign up at https://bit.ly/31qtHBb.

To submit your loved one’s information, visit https://bit.ly/3gqcnRf.

As a reminder, here are the 122 Clayton County residents the state Department of Health says are known to have died of COVID-19 as of Aug. 24, 2020. If you know any of them, we’d like to share their names, photos, and memory. E-mail KempWrites@gmail.com and we’ll add them to our virtual wall of Clayton County COVID-19 victims:

AGE SEX RACE/ETHNICITY COMORBIDITY
51 Female African-American/ Black No
67 Female African-American/ Black Yes
47 Male White Yes
82 Male African-American/ Black Yes
70 Male African-American/ Black No
50 Male Other Yes
76 Male African-American/ Black No
75 Female African-American/ Black Yes
63 Male African-American/ Black Yes
82 Male White Yes
71 Female African-American/ Black No
83 Female African-American/ Black Yes
54 Male African-American/ Black Yes
64 Female African-American/ Black Unknown
38 Male African-American/ Black Yes
56 Female African-American/ Black No
56 Male White Yes
63 Female White Unknown
49 Female African-American/ Black Yes
46 Female African-American/ Black Unknown
60 Male African-American/ Black No
67 Male African-American/ Black No
52 Male African-American/ Black Yes
63 Female African-American/ Black No
55 Female African-American/ Black Yes
86 Female African-American/ Black Unknown
84 Female African-American/ Black Unknown
44 Male White No
64 Male African-American/ Black Yes
89 Male African-American/ Black No
63 Female African-American/ Black No
55 Male African-American/ Black Yes
82 Female White No
90+ Male African-American/ Black Unknown
86 Female Asian Unknown
77 Male African-American/ Black Unknown
75 Male African-American/ Black No
90+ Female African-American/ Black Unknown
69 Female White No
61 Male African-American/ Black Unknown
69 Female African-American/ Black Unknown
75 Male African-American/ Black Unknown
81 Female African-American/ Black Yes
39 Female African-American/ Black No
73 Male African-American/ Black Yes
74 Female African-American/ Black Unknown
33 Male African-American/ Black No
70 Female African-American/ Black Unknown
57 Female Other Unknown
77 Male White No
65 Female African-American/ Black No
70 Male African-American/ Black Yes
75 Female African-American/ Black Unknown
70 Male African-American/ Black No
85 Male African-American/ Black Unknown
81 Female African-American/ Black Unknown
83 Female Other Unknown
67 Male African-American/ Black No
74 Female White Unknown
72 Male White No
48 Male African-American/ Black No
90+ Female White No
88 Male White No
90+ Female African-American/ Black Unknown
83 Female African-American/ Black Unknown
90+ Female White Unknown
69 Male White No
55 Male African-American/ Black No
85 Female African-American/ Black Unknown
83 Female African-American/ Black Unknown
90+ Male African-American/ Black Unknown
69 Male African-American/ Black No
82 Female African-American/ Black No
66 Female African-American/ Black Yes
55 Male African-American/ Black Unknown
72 Male White Unknown
49 Male African-American/ Black Unknown
65 Female African-American/ Black No
86 Female African-American/ Black Unknown
62 Male Other Unknown
67 Male White Unknown
83 Female White Unknown
56 Male African-American/ Black Yes
51 Female Other Yes
83 Female African-American/ Black No
81 Male African-American/ Black Yes
52 Male African-American/ Black Unknown
63 Male White Unknown
71 Male Asian Yes
67 Female African-American/ Black No
38 Female African-American/ Black No
67 Male African-American/ Black Yes
81 Male African-American/ Black No
72 Female African-American/ Black No
43 Female African-American/ Black No
37 Female African-American/ Black No
60 Male Asian Yes
49 Male Asian No
48 Female Other Unknown
68 Male African-American/ Black Yes
59 Female African-American/ Black No
68 Male African-American/ Black Unknown
55 Male Other Yes
59 Female African-American/ Black No
75 Male White Yes
51 Male Other Yes
52 Female African-American/ Black No
68 Male Unknown Unknown
83 Male White No
26 Male African-American/ Black Yes
39 Female African-American/ Black Yes
63 Male African-American/ Black Yes
76 Male White No
83 Female White No
78 Male White Yes
71 Female African-American/ Black Yes
72 Female Asian Yes
83 Female African-American/ Black Unknown
74 Female African-American/ Black No
64 Female African-American/ Black Unknown
69 Female Unknown Yes
70 Female African-American/ Black No
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