‘When We Get To Heaven, We Can Walk In Together’ Couple Married For 59 Years, Die On Same Day, Holding Hands…

‘When We Get To Heaven, We Can Walk In Together’ Couple Married For 59 Years, Die On Same Day, Holding Hands…

A sweet elderly couple who were married 59 years have passed away recently. Yes, both he and she passed away in their shared hospital room. Amazing, ‘The Notebook’ kind of stuff. There are times and stories like these that happen every once in a while, and you can count it as a blessing that they do.


Who wouldn’t want to leave this world with the spouse you have loved since the day you met her?

Don and Margaret Livengood, ages 84 and 80, captivated the workers at Carolina’s Healthcare NorthEast, so someone looked the other way to let the ailing husband and wife share their last days together in the same room.

Nurses helped position the couple’s beds so that they were holding hands while facing one another, as Margaret passed just before 8 am on August 19.

That afternoon at 5:19 pm, her husband was right behind, following her to the other side. He told his children and grandchildren before he died that he couldn’t wait to join his wife in heaven.

‘When we get to heaven, we can walk in together, just like we’re getting married again. Another honeymoon,’ Don said, according to his daughter Pattie Livengood Beaver who was present at the time.

Last year Beaver had made the choice to move in with her parents, as they were in need of care. Her father had pulmonary fibrosis and pneumonia while his wife suffered from cancer.

Beaver spoke about the photo that was taken of her parents holding hands right before the end, saying:


‘It was normal for them to be holding hands, their love was so precious. But it was the sweetest, most precious thing you can imagine to see them holding hands in the hospital.’

The event that took place was so tender, that attending doctors and nurses wept as they witnessed the scene.

‘This is one of those cases I don’t think any of us is ever going to forget. Seeing these two people who had spent their lives together, together in the same room as they took their last breaths, none of us are ever going to forget this,’ said Dr Randy Schlister, the one overseeing these two.

The faith of these two was amazing.

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