Bride Goes From Happy Wife To Grieving Widow “Within A 10-Minute Span” After Husband Dies At Wedding

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Unfortunately, death has come too soon for one happily married couple. On June 19th, Johnnie Mae Davis went from happy wife to grieving widow “within a 10-minute span” after her husband, Toraze Davis, unexpectedly died from a fatal blood clot shortly after their wedding nuptials, reports The New York Post.

“Toraze suffered from a medical event that was not survivable,”

wedding guest, Jewel Roberson, told Des Moines, Iowa’s KCCI News.

Davis died at 48.

“His heart stopped for the first time at 4:35 p.m. — just an hour after the ceremony had begun,”

Roberson stated.

Also, she added that the harrowing incident happened suddenly.

“In a second. It happened within seconds.” 

The Omaha, Nebraska couple chose the 19th as their wedding day in honor of Juneteenth and Johnnie’s Mae’s grandmother’s birthday. 

Relatives and friends mentioned that the newlyweds were excited to celebrate their union last week, especially since the family has recently suffered two back-to-back deaths, including the passing of Johnnie Mae’s father. 

“It was the happiest day of Toraze’s life. I could just see the smile on his face and how happy he was,”

mentioned Monica Miller, a coworker of Johnnie Mae at ECO Supportive Living. 

“It [was] just his energy. I just knew that it was a great day for him,”

Miller continued.

Following Davis’ death, Miller launched a $100,000 GoFundMe campaign to help raise “burial expenses for Toraze and money to help the new bride with their children.” Over $22,000 has been raised as of Tuesday. 

Additionally, a homecooked food delivery service called Meal Train and donations through ECO Supportive Living have been set up on behalf of the widow and her surviving family.

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