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Funeral Tuesday at Grace Covenant for firefighter who contracted coronavirus

Sept. 20. A funeral service for firefighter Jeffrey Hager will be held at 1 pm Tuesday at Grace Covenant Church in Cornelius. Visitation is from 11:30 am to 1 pm at the church.

Hager, 46, died of COVID-19 on Sept. 11; his wife Amee also lost her fight against the coronavirus over the weekend. They leave behind four children, ages 6, 7, 13 and 14.

To read his obituary, click here. Hager had served with both the Charlotte Fire Department and the Huntersville Fire Department.

Jeff Hager and Amee.

Funeral arrangements for Amee are not complete.

A GoFundMe page is helping support the family. Nearly $90,000 has been raised so far.

On CaringBridge, Amee’s parents announced her passing:

To our dear friends and family, it is with broken hearts that we share this with you. Our precious Amee has lost the battle with this horrible Covid. She is no longer in pain or struggling to breathe. Her lungs are filled with the sweet breath of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.

I know that Jeff was standing at the gates of Heaven with a sly smile, waiting to give her a big hug and a kiss!

Our hearts are shattered and there are no words to explain the pain and grief we are feeling. I only pray that we can find the right words to tell Amee and Jeff’s precious children that now, both their parents are gone.

If you are not vaccinated…..please go and get it. You cannot be replaced! Don’t leave your families behind to deal with this kind of pain and grief!

Although we may be a mess at the moment, we know that we belong to a God who rebuilds and restores!

So hug your kids tonight, hold them tight, and let them know how much you love them…because there is no promise of a tomorrow, only now!

Love you all,

Tina and Randy