Jennifer Norsworthy was unexpectedly killed by a blood clot in the early morning on April 22, and her family was devastated.
She was 40 years old, and she left behind 6 children and one grief stricken husband.
"Toby loved Jennifer," Ricky Self, an associate pastor at the couple’s church, told the station.
"She was his world and so he was of course heartbroken when she passed away."
The grief was so traumatizing for Toby Norsworthy, relatives suspect, that it ended up costing him his own life 24 hours later, when he died of a heart attack, according to the Huntsville, Alabama, Times.
Family members think the stress of his wife’s death was ultimately too much for him to bear. Tragically, his sister said, the same doctor and nurse ended up working to save the lives of each parent at the hospital.
With Jennifer and Toby suddenly gone, family members have turned their attention to the couple’s children, ages 6 to 20. They have traveled to the family’s home in Harvest, Alabama, just outside Huntsville from as far away as Maine, California and Alaska, the Times reported.
"The three oldest Quinten, 20, Riley, 17, and Bradley, 13, are from Jennifer’s previous marriage, the paper reported. The three youngest are Mickey, 11, Aurora, 9, and Lainie, 6."
A GoFundMe page has already surpassed its $5,000 goal, raising more than $25,000 in six days.