In an open letter that accompanied the obituary published in the Austin American-Statesman, Tulip specifically targeted Texas Governor Greg Abbott, writing that his “inaction and active denial” of the virus’s devastation mean those lost are “just numbers to you.”
She also invited Abbott to her burial “to witness first-hand the tragedy of my brother and I mourning our incredible mother who gave her life to save others.”
This “honest obituary” is not the first of its kind.
An Arizona woman invited Gov. Doug Ducey to her father’s funeral earlier this month, casting blame for his “terrible leadership” and failure to require masks. Phoenix native and San Francisco resident Kristin Urquiza coined the hashtag #HonestObit after her father’s obituary was shared widely on social media.