Meet the ‘cemetery angel’: Ruth Coker Burks provided end-of-life care to over 1,000 AIDS patients

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Ruth Coker Burks, 60, is known as the “cemetery angel.” She provided end-of-life care to over 1,000 AIDS patients over a 30-year period, beginning at the height of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s. Now, she is stepping out of the shadows to educate the current generation of LGBTQ about a time period they know little about.