Tempe man mourns loss of five family members from COVID-19 within 10 days

Posted at 10:12 PM, Oct 28, 2021

TEMPE, Ariz. — An Arizona man has lost five family members in 10 days to the coronavirus.

“It’s a tragedy,” said Jason Bennett.

“I don’t even know what to say anymore.”

Bennett lost his mom, sister, aunt, cousin and niece.

According to him, his family took the disease seriously.

Three of the five that died were vaccinated, according to Bennett and the others had underlying health conditions.

“A lot of people don’t take it serious enough. It’s deadly,” Bennett said.

Bennett told ABC15 he also lost three family members to COVID-19 last year.

“I never expected this. Never. I hope everyone masks up, practices distance, stays healthy, and prays more,” he said.

Now, instead of planning one funeral, he’s tasked with burying five loved ones.

“I cry about every 10 minutes, man. The other 10 minutes I’m trying to laugh and be joyous over their memories. I know they went to heaven because we are all Christian. That’s the the little solace I have.”

The family is taking donations for funeral expenses. For more information click here.