Friends and family are sharing memories of former Pascagoula City Councilman Joe Abston on their social media pages. The 51 year old passed away Sunday after over a week in the hospital battling COVID.
Abston had driven his wife and their 2 daughters to get vaccinated in April, but chose not to get the shot himself. A vaccination event is being held in his honor Thursday night from 5-7pm in the Pascagoula High School Performing Arts Center parking lot.
Before his passing, his wife Missy recorded a video with Singing River Health System urging people to get vaccinated.