(Lynchburg News & Advance) Macel Falwell, the widow of the Rev. Jerry Falwell Sr., has died.
She was 82.
Macel Falwell "passed away peacefully last night at her residence after a lengthy illness," the Falwell family said in a statement Friday.
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"My sweet mom slipped into Heaven just a little while ago," Jonathan Falwell, pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church and one of the Falwells’ three children, wrote on Twitter. "I can’t believe I’ve been so blessed to have her in my life."