In Memory of Grandma Duggar

Our hearts go out to the entire Duggar family.

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TLC is heartbroken to share that Mary, “Grandma Duggar” passed away on Sunday, June 9th, 2019. Our deepest sympathies to the entire Duggar family at this difficult time.

The family shared this note in honor of their beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

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.

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 living for Him, a commitment she 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 go to heaven.

She is survived by her daughter Deanna and her son Jim Bob, 21 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and several more great grandchildren on the way!


Mary Duggar was a also successful real estate broker who owned Good Neighbor Realty and was noted in Northwest Arkansas for being the broker who put together the property sale for the John Q. Hammons Holiday Inn & Convention Center in Springdale.

Grandma Mary Duggar has been on the TLC shows, "19 Kids & Counting" and "Counting On" with her family for over 15 years. 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. Who can find a virtuous woman as described in Proverbs 31:10-31, indeed she personified these beautiful verses.

Rest in peace Grandma Duggar.

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