Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

July 25, 2012

Local woman's son part of national AIDS memorial quilt

Panels on display at 2012 International Aids Conference


Mineral Wells Index

By CHRIS AGEE | cagee@mineralwellsindex.com

In conjunction with the 2012 International Aids Conference being held this week in Washington, D.C., a memorial quilt is being displayed in the nation's capital for the first time in 16 years.

The quilt, initiated by the NAMES Project, has local ties, with two panels dedicated to James Campsey, the son of Mineral Wells resident Genie Quincy.

Quincy, who heads the First Christian Church food pantry, said Campsey's death from AIDS in 1987, at the age of 21, was an incredible shock.

"After he died, I guess I sat on the couch and cried for about six months," she said, explaining the disease was still shrouded in mystery at the time.

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