SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) – A family is mourning after COVID-19 caused a mother and daughter to lose their lives just one day apart.

A routine pregnancy checkup for 21-year-old Lacresanna Williams took a turn when she tested positive for COVID-19.

“The next day we got a call saying she had to have an emergency C-section and she passed,” said Cassandra Martin, Lacressana’s aunt.

The family says they have not been able to see the newborn baby. Lacressana is also the mother of a 1-year-old.

Martin says her sister, and Lacresanna’s mother, 42-year-old Victoria Williams, went into an immediate panic after hearing the news.

Little did the family know, but Victoria had also contracted COVID-19. She passed away one day later.

Earlie Williams is now mourning the loss of a daughter and granddaughter.

“She [Lacresanna] loses her life and leaves two precious babies here, and right behind her she loses her momma. She left five kids,” Williams said.

Neither women were vaccinated, and now their family is pleading for everyone to take COVID seriously.

“We heard about it and see it on tv, but you never think it will happen to your family,” Martin said.

The funeral for both women is set for Saturday, Aug. 21.

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