Church Members Sing Outside Home of Pastor Who Died From Coronavirus Complications

Church members mourning the loss of a pastor who died from coronavirus stood outside his home in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 1 to serenade his wife with hymns.

Local media said Pastor Tim Russell, who worked at Second Presbyterian Church, died on March 30 at Baptist Hospital as as result of complications from COVID-19. He had been hospitalized for two weeks.

Shelby County health officials announced 405 cases of coronavirus in the county. Health authorities have also confirmed 13 coronavirus related deaths across the state.

In these videos, church members can be seen standing in formation around the home of the pastor to sing hymns to his wife, who appears visibly upset on the front porch.

Stuart Harris, who recorded part of the footage, said: “Tim was a remarkable man.”

Robb Roaten, who also filmed the scene, said Russell’s wife Kathe wanted the footage shared with the world because “this is how the church cares for people.” Credit: Stuart Harris/Robb Roaten via Storyful