Mary Duggar, Grandmother of the Duggar Family, Dies at 73

The Duggar family is mourning a great loss.

The family recently took to their shared Facebook page to announce the tragic news that Mary Duggar, the mom to Jim Bob Duggar, died on Sunday.

“We are so sad to share that Grandma Duggar (Mary) passed away Sunday afternoon, June 9th, 2019,” the family wrote. “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.”

“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,” the post continued. “It was at that time she committed the rest of her life to live for Him, a commitment she kept with devotion. She loved to share with others how they too could be forgiven of their sins, live a fulfilling life as a Christian, and one day spend eternity in heaven.”

Mary — who is survived by son Jim Bob, her daughter, Deanna, 21 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren — was a real estate broker who often appeared on 19 Kids & Counting and Counting On.

“She is greatly loved and will be missed so very much! She lived a tremendous life as a follower of Christ, a wife, a devoted mother, a loving mother-in-law, and a much-loved grandmother,” the post read. “Proverbs 31:10-31 describes the virtuous woman, indeed she personified these beautiful verses with her life. We deeply appreciate your prayers for our family and all who loved Mary during this time.”

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SOURCE: Entertainment Tonight, Paige Gawley‍