Today I lost a very good friend. Donnie Spradley and her husband, Wes, were participating in an art show at the Dallas Zoo. They were getting ready to eat lunch at a picnic table behind their booth when she suddenly and unexpectedly passed away. It happened so quickly that Wes didn't even have time to say good-bye.
The medical examiner gave the cause of death as atherosclerosis cardiovascular disease, or the build-up of plaque in the arteries. Donnie probably had a severe heart attack, most likely from a blood clot, and died instantly.
Wes is the leader of my church community group, so this has left us reeling. We will miss her terribly.