N.J. church honors members dozens who died from COVID (PHOTOS)

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A New Jersey church held a memorial service Sunday for all of the members of the congregation who passed away from COVID-19. Members of the Saint James AME Church, which has locations in Newark and South Orange, gathered at the Eagle Rock Reservation Remembrance and Rebirth 9/11 Memorial Site in West Orange Sunday afternoon. The congregation released lanterns into the sky to honor the 40-plus members who have passed away from the virus since 2020. Many of those who died early on during the pandemic did not have a proper funeral, Rev. Dr. Ronald Slaughter said. “This Sunday Mass Memorial Celebr…

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