Sad: 29 Year Old Seemingly Healthy Mother of 3 Dies of Flu


alice jonesAs much as it is sad and heart-breaking to lose a loved one, many people feel that when a person has been ill with a disease like cancer, by the time the loved one passes away, they have adjusted to the idea that they may lose them. When people die very suddenly or soon after falling ill, it tends to shock their loved ones because everything happened so fast.

One can only imagine the shock and devastation that Alice Jones’ family went through when they heard that she passed away and from an illness that many people typically assume they will recover from.

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Between 3,000 and 49,000 Americans die of influenza each year, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A healthy 29-year-old mother of three, Alice Jones, passed away just five days after being diagnosed with the flu.

Jones’ husband, Darrell, served in the U.S Army in Afghanistan for nearly a year and turned 27 on the day his wife died. “I made it through Afghanistan and thought we would move on with our lives,” he said. “I was think that was the most dangerous part of our marriage.”

Their three children, ages 10, 7 and 3, were encouraged to be checked and vaccinated for the flu. One of the boys tested positive. “If that didn’t happen, maybe my son would have died, as well. I don’t know what I would have done if it was my wife and son,” said Jones. He and his children are so devastated that they are temporarily living with relatives because staying in their home was unbearable.

The family will be holding a funeral for Alice on Jan. 10, but in the meantime, her husband is encouraging others to get their flu shots immediately. It’s not too late!



  1. My father died from the flu. Death can be sudden. I was told that he was sick and he was dead the next morning. Do not play with your health. Get vaccinated for the flu, especially if you have diabetes or other systemic illnesses.

  2. Agreed, Cambie! It is especially important for those with other health conditions to get that flu vaccination! My condolences on the loss of your father.

    Too many times I hear black people saying they won’t get vaccinations, because vaccinations “give you the disease they are supposed to prevent.”

    Unfortunately, disspelling myths in our community always seems like an effort that even Sisyphus wouldn’t attempt. You get halfway there, replacing ignorance with medically correct information, and then back to the bottom to start all over agin.

  3. Not everyone is able to take the flu shot, I had it 4 years ago and it put me in icu for 12 days, my doctor has advised me against. Due my immune system is to low to fight off the antibodies that are in the shot. Consult with you doctor first.

  4. we all need to get and take this supplement called’Nano Silver’ go to *** and click on the products tab people…This is not the regular flu it is a killer one

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