A mourning East Texas widow whose husband died of the COVID-19 late last month shared his obituary on social media where she blamed his death on a lack of response from President Donald Trump, Gov. Greg Abbott and the “selfish people” who refused to wear a mask.
On Monday, Stacey Nagy shared on Facebook the obituary published in her local Jefferson, Texas, newspaper for her recently deceased husband, 79-year-old David W. Nagy. In the post, she said her husband died “a horrible death” on July 22 from the novel coronavirus and that due to the “ravages of the COVID-19 virus” his family was not allowed to be at his bedside when he passed.
The obituary mentions that David was born in California in November 1940 and moved to Texas “many years ago” after he retired. He lived in Jefferson for the last three years. His wife said he is survived by his five children, “numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends.”
From there, the tone of the obituary changes as Nagy squarely places the blame of her husband’s death at the feet of Trump, Abbott and “the many ignorant, self-centered and selfish people who refused to follow the advice of the medical professionals, believing their ‘right’ not to wear a mask was more important than killing innocent people.”
On 07/22/20 my dear husband died a horrible death from COVID-19. Instead of going into details, I am pasting what I sent to our tiny town’s (Jefferson, TX) newspaper as his obituary:
David W. Nagy passed away on 07/22/20 in the ICU at Christus Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview. He suffered greatly from the ravages of the COVID-19 virus and the separation from his much loved family who were not allowed at his bedside. David was born 11/07/40 in California, and made his home in Northeast Texas many years ago after retiring, living in Jefferson for the past three years. He leaves behind his inconsolable wife Stacey, his five children Heath, Stephanie, Heather, David and Victoria, as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends. David’s death was needless. The blame for his death and the deaths of all the other innocent people, falls on Trump, Abbott and all the other politicians who did not take this pandemic seriously and were more concerned with their popularity and votes than lives. Also to blame are the many ignorant, self centered and selfish people who refused to follow the advice of the medical professionals, believing their “right” not to wear a mask was more important than killing innocent people. Dave did everything he was supposed to do, but you did not. Shame on all of you, and may Karma find you all! – Stacy Nagy
“David’s death was needless,” Nagy wrote. “The blame for his death and the deaths of all the other innocent people falls on Trump, Abbott and all the other politicians who did not take this pandemic seriously and were more concerned with their popularity and votes than lives.”
Nagy’ said her husband did everything he was supposed to do but that others did not.
Since her deceased husbands obituary posting Stacy has received numerous hateful and ignorant responses. Her hate mail grows daily, but does SUPPORT. Sadly the incident reflects the regional populations ignorance, stupidity and selfishness.
Charles Kwai Wong – God Bless you and your family. The ones who won’t wear masks maybe do have a constitutional right to risk themselves BUT they Do Not have the right (morally, ethically) to risk the lives of others.
Stevey Leigh Colonna – I’m so sorry for your loss. These people are disgusting to be attacking you in this manner in such a terrible time. The ones spewing nothing but hate are stupid and have no clue. Despite the terrible people here, there are many more standing behind you and sending our love.
Maggie Buckley Seay – GOD HATES LIARS & FOOLS! YOU NEED MENTAL HELP. GET A GRIP BITCH! THIS IS REAL….YOU ARE NUTS!!!!
Rachael Lee – I fully understand inconsolable grief. My heart goes out to you. I admire your courage for standing up the evil, selfish, brainwashed *ssh*les who are trying to torment you as you deal with your grief.
Tina Hargrove – GTFO SOCIAL MEDIA if your grieving so badly!!! Typical demonRat!!!
DiAnna Sissy Hudson To Charles Kwai Wong; if others are worried the they should wear the correct mask, clothing, distancing and hand washing as requested by cdc. There is more to this Covid19 than what’s told. If not how are people getting it that are taking ALL precautions? There is a strong falsehood about the disease and we will find out soon how the cdc fails us, NOT Trump! There are to many intestine, liver and kidney failures happening to those with and without COViD, watch and listen! There is definitely something else going on!
Sarah JM – I’m sorry for your loss and I admire your bravery in your time of grief. ♡
FOR THOSE OF YOU CALLING THE DEATH OF MY HUSBAND ”FAKE” YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT. THIS IS FUCKING REAL!!!!!!! THOSE WHO SAY YOU COULDN’T FIND HIS FUNERAL HOME, WHY WOULD YOU EVEN LOOK? HE WAS CREMATED AT WELCH FUNERAL HOME IN LONGVIEW, TX. HE WAS CREMATED AND SENT TO HIS CHILDREN IN CALIFORNIA PER HIS WISHES TO BE PLACED IN A NICHE CLOSE TO HIS FATHER. A MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN CALIFORNIA WAS WHEN THIS COVID THING IS OVER. NOT THAT ANY OF THIS IS EVEN YOUR BUSINESS. NOW KEEP YOUR HATEFUL COMMENTS TO YOUR HATEFUL SELVES! OR FIND SOME OTHER WIDOW TO HASSLE. – Stacy Nagy