TONTITOWN, AR. (THECOUNT) — The Duggar family is mourning the loss of Counting On reality show star, “Grandma” Mary Duggar, who died on Sunday.
Mary’s granddaughter, Jill Duggar, revealed the heartbreaking news of her grandmother’s sudden death on Sunday.
“My heart breaks,” Jill wrote. “My grandma died suddenly today! She was an amazing woman of God and such a great example to so many!”
The touching post continued, “She was a feisty, incredible woman who always took the time to talk about Jesus with everyone she knew! I know she was ready to check outta here and get her new body in heaven before the old one started giving her too much trouble! We miss you so much!!,” reports People.
News of the matriarch’s passing was first shared by the Duggars on their official Facebook page Sunday afternoon, where the “feisty” and “incredible” Counting On star was remember by her famous family in a tribute post.
“We are so sad to share that Grandma Duggar (Mary) passed away Sunday afternoon, June 9th, 2019. Mary Lester Duggar grew up in Farmington, Arkansas and was married almost 50 years to J.L. (Jimmy Lee) Duggar who preceded her in death,” the post began. “Mary found great joy in sharing her love for Jesus and her own story of how at age 15 she asked Christ to forgive her for her sins. It was at that time she committed the rest of her life to live for Him, a commitment she kept with devotion.”
The tribute continued on to highlight Grandma Duggar’s life successes, such as her work as a prime real estate broker and her most important role of all — being “Grandma” to her 21 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
A cause of death was not provided by family members.
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