They’re going through a tough time as a family. Jill Duggar of Counting On fame shared some photos and a video from her Grandma Mary’s funeral on Instagram and said it was “a very hard, yet beautiful day.” Mary passed away unexpectedly on June 9, but the memorial service wasn’t held until June 17.
“The service was lovely and very honoring to my Grandma and the one she loved more than anyone or anything else, Jesus Christ! 🌸” Jill, 28, wrote. “So many family members and friends came together and organized, supported and remembered the amazing woman she was! 💐And thanks to all y’all for the kind words and prayers too! 🌺🌱🌦It started raining right before the graveside service and then there was a beautiful rainbow … ‘A sign of God’s faithfulness,’ as Grandma would always say! 🌈 ☔️ (Thanks Laura and Lauren for some of these pics!)”
Jill concluded the post, “💞We’ll see you in heaven, Grandma! I know you’re enjoying your time with Jesus before the rest of us arrive! 🌤” That echoed her blog post about her grandmother’s death, in which she wrote, “Life here on earth is less sweet without you here! But heaven is all the sweeter and we know you’re enjoying it now with Jesus and grandpa!”
Jinger Duggar also reflected on Instagram about Grandma Mary’s death and being with her family as they mourned. “It has been an emotional week for us with the loss of our precious Grandma Mary 💔,” she wrote on June 18. “Thankful that we were able to be with our family during this difficult time. We shed many tears and reminisced the countless memories we shared with her. The recurring theme that stood out this week was that of Grandma’s steadfast devotion to Christ. What a godly legacy she leaves behind. We miss her 😭💙.”
A representative for the Duggars told Us Weekly on June 13 that the whole family has been “really touched by the outpouring of support” following Mary’s death and revealed that “more than a thousand people referred to her as America’s grandma which is a title we hadn’t even given her.” Clearly, Grandma Mary touched a lot of lives and will be missed.
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