The Duggar Family Just Experienced Yet Another Tragedy

Anna Duggar Family
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The Duggar family has seen a fair amount of tragedy recently, and it looks like they just got dealt another major blow. A Duggar in-law related through Anna was just killed in a terrible car accident, and our hearts are just broken for the Counting On family.

  • Anna Duggar's sister revealed that her husband David's sister was killed in a car crash this week. 

    Anna's sister, Priscilla, shared the tragic news on Instagram this week. Along with a photo of her sister-in-law, Rebecca Waller, she wrote: "With heavy hearts, we received a phone call today that David's youngest sister, Rebecca went home to heaven today, October 2, at around 8:30am."

    She added, "The twenty-two years of life that God gave us with her seem so short, but in light of eternity all of our lives are short. The most important thing is a relationship with Jesus Christ that Rebecca evidenced by the fruit of her life. She is in heaven today, not because she was a good person, but because she trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal savior. The instant her car was struck, she passed from earth to heaven and is in the presence of the Lord."

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  • Anna commented on the post they are praying for the family.

    It sounds like they were upfront in telling the kids about the loss of the family member. It's hardly the first time Anna would have had to have their conversation with her kids in recent months either. 

  • The family lost Grandma Mary this past summer, after an accident took her life.

    Jim Bob's mom, Mary Duggar, reportedly drowned in her pool after slipping and falling, and losing consciousness. The family shared multiple tribute posts, and Jessa (Duggar) Seewald shared that she was looking forward to meeting all the new babies due this fall and winter -- including Josh and Anna's sixth child, due in November. 

  • Anna's sister-in-law Joy-Anna also experienced a tragic loss recently.

    Joy-Anna (Duggar) Forsyth and her husband Austin shared the sad news that they lost their baby girl, Annabell Elise, at 20 weeks of pregnancy. Joy shared some moving photos of her stillborn daughter, and we can't even imagine the grief she has suffered, especially having so many sisters-in-law due within days of her own due date this November.

  • Our hearts go out to David and Priscilla, and the entire family.

    Losing a family member is always tragic, but losing one who was so young, so suddenly, just adds another layer it.