In Memoriam: UFCW Local 400 Members Lost to COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the United States, our union sisters and brothers from UFCW Local 400 are among the first casualties. It is important for us to work together during this crisis to prevent further deaths. It is important to thank those who are doing the work to keep us safe and fed. It is important to remember those who we lost because of the coronavirus.

This list includes those deaths we have currently learned of. If you aware of additional UFCW Local 400 union members we should include on this list, please contact us and we will add them to this page.

Chevelle Alson, Kroger

July 27, 1965 – March 27, 2020

Chevelle worked on the night crew at Kroger #555 in Yorktown, Va. and passed away in the early days of the pandemic without ever being tested.

Leilani Margurite Jordan, Giant Food

“Butterfly”

October 22, 1992 – April 1, 2020

Leilani served as a courtesy clerk at Giant Food in Largo, Md. for six years, where she was known to co-workers and customers as a shining light who brightened the days of all who were blessed by her presence. Her family has setup a GoFundMe to collect donations. Click here to donate now.

 

James Taylor, Giant Food

July 10, 1960 – May 19, 2020

James worked in the grocery department at Giant Food in Accokeek, Md.

Ricky Taylor, Giant Food

February 14, 1961 – May 24, 2020

Ricky worked at Giant #749 in Annandale, Va. His family has setup a GoFundMe to collect donations. Click here to donate now.

Kathryn Anita Mason, Giant Food

July 13, 1958 – May 29, 2020

Kathryn worked at Giant from October 1977 until her death. Over her many years of service, she served as a cashier, bakery manager, file maintenance clerk, billing specialist, office isolation clerk, and union shop steward for UFCW Local 400.

 

Maria Haskins, Giant Food

December 11, 1957 – May 27, 2020

Maria worked in the deli at Giant Food in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC.