The husband of a woman who became famous in 2016 for a Thanksgiving-related texting mixup has died from complications related to COVID-19.
Husband of grandma famous for Thanksgiving tradition with stranger dies of coronavirus.
.Lonnie Dench, whose wife, Wanda, sent a text presumably to her grandson but actually to Jamal Hinton four years ago, died over the weekend, according to Hinton, who spent the last four Thanksgivings with the family."Wanda told me all the love and support he was receiving put a huge smile on his face so I thank every single one of you guys for that!" he wrote on Twitter.
Hinton, 20, previously had tweeted that both Lonnie and Wanda had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. As of Thursday, Wanda was no longer sick, Hinton said.At least 15,774 people in the United States have died after contracting the virus, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
When Wanda sent that first text in 2016, thinking it was to her grandson, Hinton responded by asking her to send a photo of herself so he could confirm it was his own grandmother.When the photo of Dench came through, Hinton wrote back,"[You're] not my grandma" with a laughing emoji.
A Thanksgiving tradition began in 2016 when an Arizona woman named Wanda Dench, now 62, texted Jamal Hinton, now 20, inviting him to dinner thinking it was her grandson.A Thanksgiving tradition began in 2016 when an Arizona woman named Wanda Dench, now 62, texted Jamal Hinton, now 20, inviting him to dinner thinking it was her grandson.
Jamal HintonHe then sent a selfie of his own and asked if he could still come over for Thanksgiving."Of course you can," Dench replied."That's what grandmas do ... feed everyone."
Read more: ABC News
I don’t understand some of the ignorant comments. I recall their story from years ago, such a kind family. It’s heartbreaking to hear her husband passed. My condolences to the entire family 😞🙏 My condolences to the families she was a sweet women His name is Lonnie give him some respect Damn dude. 💔💔💔
Blacked. com😊😊🇺🇸🇬🇧 I remember that story 😟🙏🥺 kingjamal08 My deepest sympathy to you and the family you made. Having followed your story when I first heard it, I look for an update every Thanksgiving because that gets my holiday season off to a great start. RIP Lonnie. Wanda, fight on. We give thanks for people like you.
anguished to read it. Good thing he didn’t take hydroxychloroquine. Could’ve been dangerous. It’s not fully tested yet...😒 They are trying to insinuate that perhaps the wife and boy will end up together now. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 I do not understand how the Trump Presidency? revolving Administration can jump start an economy without testing at least 50% of Americans? We actually need those size of numbers to have some small idea where we are at in this Covid-19 Pandemic. SEE 2nd wave Spanish Flu 1918
Bad things happening to good people 😭 What? Oh no 😢 💔
COVID-19 Claims Husband of Grandma Who Texted Wrong Teen at ThanksgivingThe grandma who mistakenly texted a teen about coming over for Thanksgiving has lost her husband to the coronavirus. NOOOOOOOooooo..... 😢 May his memory forever be a blessing. 🙏🏾 💖 English? Daamn R.I.P 🙏
Husband of Grandma Who Invited Teen to Thanksgiving Dies From COVID-19Wanda Dench—the grandmother who won the internet over after she accidentally texted a Thanksgiving invite to an unknown teenager—is mourning the death of her husband Lonnie Dench 🙁 Omg....that’s devastating 💔
Grandma whose misfired text to teen led to Thanksgiving invite loses husband to coronavirus'As some of you may have already found out tonight, Lonnie did not make it,' Jamal Hinton tweeted of the death of Lonnie Dench, whose wife invited Hinton, a stranger, to dinner over text in 2016. soledadobrien I am so sorry for your loss. (I cry at every one of these. Every. One. And I hope I never stop.) 💔💔💔 Oh no!!! I remember that story. Very sad for her. Condolences to her and her family. 😭 COVIDー19
Grandma Who Befriended Teen After Mistaken Thanksgiving Text Loses Husband To CoronavirusLonnie Dench died from COVID-19 on Sunday, stranger-turned-friend Jamal Hinton announced on Twitter. How Trumpian.... oh thats fucking heartbreaking That is so sad 😢
Woman Pled with Amazon Assistant for Advice as She Lay Dying of Coronavirus: 'Alexa, Help Me'LouAnn Dagen, 66, passed away on Saturday of COVID-19, diabetes and hypertension This is horrifying. Shame on you for sensationalizing this woman's pain. Maybe spare her family from having to read this? Disgusting This is the most American headline of 2020. That it’s from People Magazine makes it perfection. Ok People thats enough
Why COVID-19 Hits Black America HardestBlack people are getting sick and dying from the coronavirus at staggering rates. It hits underprivileged communities were people are forced to be stacked on top of one another to 'live'. Being Black is just a byproduct of that in America.