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Grandma Mary Duggar Has Died

Most of us know the Duggars as a supersized family that seems to constantly be celebrating the birth of a new family member, but today the family has joined together to mourn. The family announced the passing of “Grandma” Mary Duggar, Duggar family patriarch Jim Bob's mother, on Sunday, June 9th on the family's Facebook page. "We are so sad to share that Grandma Duggar (Mary) passed away Sunday afternoon, June 9th, 2019," the post began.

We are so sad to share that Grandma Duggar (Mary) passed away Sunday afternoon, June 9th, 2019. Mary Lester Duggar grew...

Posted by Duggar Family Official on Sunday, June 9, 2019

The mother of two was also a grandmother of 21 and great-grandmother of 13, with several more great-grandchildren on the way as well as a successful businesswoman who owned the Good Neighbor Realty in Arkansas. Family members have taken to social media to share their warm memories of Grandma Mary to mourn her loss and celebrate her life.

Duggar daughter Jill Dillard posted a picture of Mary with her two sons Israel and Samuel writing, "My heart breaks. My grandma died suddenly today! She was an amazing woman of God and such a great example to so many! Grandma, you are greatly missed by all who knew you!"

Jill added that she knew "she was ready to check outta here and get her new body in heaven before the old one started giving her too much trouble!"

Jinger Duggar Vuolo shared a picture of her grandmother holding daughter Felicity writing, "Yesterday, this precious woman went home to be with Jesus. Our hearts are broken, yet at peace, knowing that she is now in glory with her Savior. She was the best grandma, counselor, friend, woman of faith, bargain shopping buddy, McDonald’s fish sandwich lovin’ lady, who was always up for an adventure—whether across town or across the world!"

Joy-Anna Duggar Forsyth posted her own memory of her Grandmother writing "She was a strong woman, role model, godly counselor... and my favorite person to watch “The Price is Right” show with. She is GREATLY loved & missed.

Anna Duggar posted her own tribute to the family matriarch writing, "What an awesome woman of faith and such a loving example of God’s love. She was a true soul-winner and loved everyone she met, telling them to turn from sin and trust Jesus for salvation!"

Josiah and Lauren Duggar also posted a sweet tribute to Josiah's grandmother on Instagram, commenting that she's now with the baby they lost during pregnancy. "Yesterday, our precious Grandma Duggar went to be with Lord. What amazing and godly woman-she has left quite an amazing legacy. It’s so sweet to know that not only is she with Jesus, but also she is with our sweet baby, Asa in heaven!"

In their own post dedicated to Mary, the Duggar Family wrote that she "is greatly loved and will be missed so very much!!" before adding that the family "deeply appreciate your prayers for our family and all who loved Mary during this time!"

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