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An Illinois pastor who was grieving the death of his wife, whom he buried last December, reportedly fatally shot himself inside his Matteson home in front of his mother and son on Saturday, after lamenting that he was hearing her voice and footsteps.

The pastor, Ed Montgomery, and his previously deceased wife, Prophetess Jackie Montgomery, had both served at the Full Gospel Christian Assemblies International church in Hazel Crest, Ill. They are still listed on the church’s website as marriage counselors responsible for several other ministries.

A senior official with the Village of Matteson Police Department, who said he would not go on record out of respect for the family, confirmed with The Christian Post on Thursday that pastor Ed Montgomery died in what “appears to have been a suicide” on Saturday. It could not be officially concluded, however, until after lab tests are complete.

Sandy Davis, a telecommunications supervisor at MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island, Ill., where Jackie Montgomery worked as the human resources director before she died of a brain aneurysm last year, told CP the couple’s daughter called her on Saturday and confirmed the suicide.

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article courtesy of TheChristianPost.com

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