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Family remembers Monroe woman who died from complications of COVID-19



MONROE, La. – Lori Tullos was born and raised in West Monroe.

She was a manager at John Deere, a Sunday school teacher, a youth director at Clark Springs Church and more. Her faith was very important to her, and she had a heart for the youth.

Lori and her husband adopted two daughters.

“She loved everyone. She did everything she could to make you feel like you were number one.” Lori’s daughter Paige Whitten said. “So at the end of the day, you’re like ‘yeah, I’m her favorite.’ Everyone thought that because that’s just how she made you feel.”

Family members say the words: happiness, laugher and joy come to mind when thinking about her.

Lori battled coronavirus in the hospital for 77 days, before passing away.

Her niece Sunny Gomila says Lori will be remembered for the selfless way she lived. She was known as a caretaker.

“The way that she touched so many really was just being there and doing. Actions. Never just words. She would show up to every event and every celebration. She would call to check on you,” Gomila said.

Family members say it feels like everyone has lost an angel, but one day they’ll be with her again in Heaven.

“I think that a good way of remembering her is just to remember to laugh,” Whitten said. “My mom loved life. She never took a day for granted.”