Mary Duggar, the grandmother of the famous reality TV family, died of an accidental drowning.
Washington County Coroner Roger W. Morris confirmed the cause of death to PEOPLE on Wednesday. She was 78.
A 911 call was placed from Mary Duggar’s home in Springdale, Arkansas on Sunday, according to Radar Online. The dispatcher can be heard saying, “Call came in of a possible drowning at [address redacted] … That’s [address redacted]. Big house in the back … older woman, 14 echo — unconscious. Medics are responding.”
The family revealed Mary’s passing on their Facebook page on Sunday, saying, “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.”
The statement continued, “She is survived by her daughter Deanna and her son Jim Bob, 21 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, with several more great-grandchildren on the way!”
Mary Duggar appeared with the family on the TLC shows “19 Kids & Counting” and “Counting On.”
Anna Duggar remembered Mary on Instagram, writing, “Great-Grandma Duggar went to heaven today to be with Jesus! ? 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! Miss her soooo much and we cherish each moment we were blessed to spend together! Lots of tears being shed here — grateful for all the prayers!”
Jill Dillard shared her feelings as well, 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! ? She was a feisty, incredible woman who always took the time to talk about Jesus with everyone she knew! I know she was ready to check outta here and get her new body in heaven before the old one started giving her too much trouble! ? We miss you so much!!”