Mary Duggar, grandmother on ‘Counting On,’ dies at age 78

There is sad news to report from the Duggar family.

The family, stars of “19 Kids and Counting” and “Counting On,” shared that Mary Duggar, Jim Bob’s mother, died on Sunday.

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

“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. 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.”

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, 9 June 2019

Mary, who grew up in Farmington, Arkansas, was a “successful real estate broker” and starred on “19 Kids and Counting” and most recently her family’s newest show, “Counting On.”

She was married nearly 50 years to J.L. (Jimmy Lee) Duggar, who preceded her in death.

Posted by Duggar Family Official on Sunday, 26 May 2019

Mary, who was 78, is survived by her daughter Deanna, her son Jim Bob, 21 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and according to the family’s statement, “several more great-grandchildren” who are on their way.

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