Worker at a nursing home drives 25 miles on dangerous icy roads for her shift

She's described as a "tough lady" and she definitely deserves to be called that.


Entergy and PowerOutage.US. reported how they are progressing in their efforts to restore the power for the residents of Mississippi who are facing rough weather conditions. Many are seeing snow for the first time as snow storms and high winds are not typical for this state.

According to WLBT, authorities is urging the general public not to drive, unless they really need to. The roads are still very icy and drivers and truckers get stranded in the snow easily. Also, a number of accidents due to the icy roads have been reported in the recent period.

Dedication to our residents! DeShawonte Cooley came to work for her shift today. You may think that’s not a big deal….

Posted by Pinecrest Guest Home on Tuesday, 16 February 2021

However, for a woman named DeShawonte Cooley, the weather is not an obstacle for her to get on her job at Pinecrest Guest Home. According to the facility, Cooley “drove her 4-wheeler from her home in Byram to Hazlehurst – a distance of over 25 miles.”

She’s described as a “tough lady” and she definitely deserves to be called that. Cooley is aware that people like her who take care of the most vulnerable among us are now needed more than ever having in mind that the coronavirus pandemic is still ongoing and the virus keeps spreading very quickly.

Thank you, Cooley!