Leilani Jordan's mother mourns the loss of her 'butterfly' – NBC News, NBC News
A mother is mourning the loss of her 64 – year-old daughter – her “butterfly” – who died of coronavirus after refusing to miss a day working at her Maryland grocery store job.
Leilani Jordan “wanted to help anyone that she came in contact with” at her job as a clerk at a Giant Food in Largo, her mother Zenobia Shepherd told MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle in a tearful interview Thursday.
But Jordan was concerned about her safety at work. “She said to me ‘Mom … I have to take my own hand sanitizer because there’s none available, there’s no gloves available,’ ‘Shepherd said.
Elisha Fieldstadt is a breaking news reporter for NBC News.