Picayune mourning deaths of high school teacher, 16-year-old student with COVID-19
PICAYUNE, Miss. (WLOX) - The Picayune community is mourning the shocking loss of two young lives to COVID-19.
Megean Haleigh Millis died Wednesday, August 4, following a nearly month-long battle with COVID-19 and damaging aftereffects of the virus to her heart and lungs. Millis was a biology teacher at her alma mater, Picayune Memorial High School.
During her high school years, she was a member of the Pride of the Tide Dance Team and was able to later serve as a coach for the girls on the team.
Thursday, as students arrived at Picayune Memorial High School for the first day of school, flags flew at half staff in honor of Millis and student Jenna Lyn Jeansonne.
Jeansonne, 16, of Carriere passed away Sunday, July 25 from COVID-19 related issues. According to her obituary, Jeansonne “loved hanging out at P.J.’s with her friends. She loved her many animals and spending time with her nephew.”
She was was laid to rest by family and friends on July 28.
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