Four relatives of a Virginia bishop have tested positive for coronavirus days after he died from the same infection.
Glenn held the service despite warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to avoid mass gatherings and maintain social distancing.
It was the next day that Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam issued his executive order banning all public and private gatherings of 10 people or more.
Glenn’s daughter posted a video on April 4 announcing that both he and his wife, Marcietia Glenn, had tested positive for coronavirus.
The church’s post announcing Gerald Glenn’s death, asked that others would allow the “First Family to grieve in their own way.”
“While they are mourning the heartbreaking earthly absence of their family patriarch & spiritual father, they also have family members who are struggling to survive this dreaded pandemic,” the church’s Facebook post read.