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Tragedy in Alabama as parents die within hours of each other leaving 6 children behind!

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A north Alabama family is trying to pick up the pieces after six children lost their parents,Jennifer and Toby Norsworthy, to separate circumstances in the same weekend.

Jennifer Norsworthy, 40, and Toby Norsworthy, 38, die in seperate incidents within 48 hours of each other in Huntsville Alabama, leaving their 6 children to fend for themselves

Jennifer and Toby Norsworthy were known as a loving and generous couple who put their family above all else. That family is quite extensive, with many of them traveling to Huntsville to be with them during this time.
“Toby and Jennifer were all about family,” said his mother, Tami Norsworthy.
Jennifer Norsworthy, 40, had a history of blood clots. The family said one formed in her sleep last Friday. She was rushed to Madison Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Toby succumbed to a heart attack in his sleep early last Sunday. His sister, Tabitha Washburn, suspects it was from the stress of losing his wife.
He was pronounced dead at the same hospital. Washburn said the same doctor and nurse worked on both him and Jennifer.

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Loving, family oriented couple Toby and Jennifer

The family said the tragic and unexpected loss has been devastating, especially for the children. Washburn said the kids have been resilient through it all. Family members have traveled from Maine, Michigan, California, Alaska, Illinois, Missouri and other states to be with them during this time.
The three oldest are from Jennifer’s previous marriage. They are Quinten, 20, Riley, 17, and Bradley, 13. Their children together are Mickey, 11, Aurora, 9, and Lainie, 6.
Washburn said the couple met while living in Eagle River, Alaska about 13 years ago. They married about three years later.

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Toby and Jennifer

After living in Alaska and Tennessee, the Norsworthys moved to Huntsville where Toby worked as a computer programmer and developer for Coilplus. He also did remote part-time work for Alaska Communications. Jennifer stayed at home with the children.
They were also very active with Pineview Baptist Church in Harvest and throughout the community.
“They were very charitable, always giving. They volunteered all their time to church and different community events,” Washburn said. “The number of people have been coming in and saying how they touched their lives is overwhelming.”
Leslie Plunkett, a childhood friend of Toby’s from when when they were kids in Maine, has set up a GoFundMe campaign to help the family.”Toby was a very selfless person. He adored his wife and absolutely loved each and every one of the children,” Plunkett said. “He always put community, friends, family and church first.”

 

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