Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar Name Late, Unborn Daughter; Memorial Planned For Wednesday

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After the miscarriage of their 20th child last week, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar announced that they will hold a memorial service on Wednesday, December 14.

They've also given the baby girl a name: Jubilee Shalom Duggar.

The stars of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting discovered at a routine ultrasound that the child, due next April, no longer had a heartbeat and Michelle had miscarried.

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar Image

"We have had many tears today," says Jim Bob Duggar, 46. "This is life, and I understand that we are going though something that many others have."

"You think about the what-ifs, but God gives us strength to go on. We won't be able to see this child's life and the phases we've seen for our other children."

"But we will see this child in heaven one day. We are thankful, and we are blessed to have the children we have here and the ones we will meet someday."

Jim Bob says they are grateful for the health of youngest daughter, Josie, who turned 2 on December 10, and who has endured serious health problems.

Jubilee Duggar's memorial service will be for their friends and the Duggar family members, who already held a private service in their home late Sunday.

Should the Duggars try again for baby #20?


@TMac and how old are you? 7?? Because only a 7 year old would nag like the way you do. You know what's the reason for population on "mother earth" you guys!!! So what if people decides to have their own kids. For every kid born there's 2/3 lives leaving earth. So what's the problem?? You have a damn cheek to call me the racist pig. The last time I checked you were the one having a problem with why africans aren't anywhere to be found!!!
So get you facts straight before calling me a racist pig you Bastard!!!!


Who in the hell do these people think that they are? Populating our Mother Earth with only white kids? If it is good enough for Sandra, Angelina and Brad and many, many more...ADOPT you M'F*#kers! Too many whites on this show for me to watch. Riley, what are you 12 years old? You have nothing better to do than comment on what others observe? Racist pig. I hate these Dugger people. Too many white kids. Adopt an adorable chocolate toddler...or even a brown one. Geeze dudes, get creative. Give the old lady a break...adopt a mistress.


@TMac the Duggars aren't african so why the hell should a black kid be there??? You wanna be surrounded by your black people why don't you head on down to Africa. I hear they all look the same and have the same hobby CRIME!!!!


@Jane I find you really ridiculous!!!! Considering the visible facts that I SUGGESTED!!!! Maybe after your mis you wanted attention so you cried more. But what's the point of crying for a kid you knew only for a few months but would spend eternity with????? I know your brain/mind is small and cannot wander outside your head so I'm not going to give you a lot to think about. So better yet go borrow or but the Karen Kingsberry and Baxter family series!!!!!!but that's only if you can read or get the audio!!!!!! BTW since your comment never go well I suggest next time surprise me and say something smart/intelligent!!!!


@Jane are you mentally retarded or just like playing dumb???
Read my comment again you idiot. I SUGGESTED!!!!!
I've seen many reality/other stars in my life that were better of lookinh


@TMac: if you want a black kid on the show, send yours! on every Duggar story you have the same STUPID comment...ehh hello??? why don't you call TLC and offer your kids, Big Mac and Mac Rib...


Geeze...not one black kid cast for this show. Racist pigs.


As someone who has had a miscarriage, I can speak from experience that it is not helpful to tell a person who has lost a baby not to mourn. @Riley, although you might think Mrs. Duggar shouldn't use her energy to mourn the loss, you have to mourn before you can move on. I find it rather ridiculous to say to a couple who has lost a child don't mourn.


Such a lovely name for the baby. But might I suggest that instead of mourning your lose use more energy on being happy and rejoicing because you will be able to see your little girl again one day in heaven!! And there you wouldn't have to say goodbye anymore!!!! I send regards to the duggar family and remember you'll are not alone for our heavenly father will give you'll the strength to face each day head on!!! God Bless!!!


Duggar Family Quotes

And so be available, and not just available, but be joyfully available for him. Smile and be willing to say, 'Yes, sweetie I am here for you,' NO MATTER WHAT, even though you may be exhausted and big and pregnant and you may not feel like he feels. 'I'm still here for you and I'm going to meet that need because I know it's a need for you.' - Michelle

Anyone can fix him lunch, but only one person can meet that physical need of love that he has, and you always need to be available when he calls. - Michelle Duggar on saying yes (yes, and more yes) to sex