October 5th, 2008
08:00 PM ET
14 years ago

Biden's mother-in-law dies

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WILMINGTON, Delaware (CNN) - Joe Biden's spokesman said the Delaware senator would be canceling campaign events Monday and Tuesday in the wake of his mother-in-law's death Sunday.

"Other details will follow, but we appreciate everyone's respect for the family's privacy during this difficult time," wrote Biden spokesman David Wade.

Bonny Jacobs, Jill Biden's mother, had been sick for a long time and was living in a hospice.

Wade announced Saturday that Sunday and Monday's events were canceled after doctors told the family to stay close by. He said the family is now together at home in Wilmington.

The death comes the same day Biden's son Beau deploys with his National Guard unit to a mobilization station in Texas before a tour in Iraq.


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  1. Sarah

    Rest in peace. Thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the Biden family.

    October 5, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  2. democrat 4 life

    I am truly sorry to hear of your lost. I will ask God to guide you and your family and give your the strength and courage to carry on.

    October 5, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  3. Kathy

    My sympathies for your loss. May God be with you and your family.

    October 5, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  4. scmom

    May the same God who was with Joe Biden during the loss of his wife and child, Be there for his new wife – Jill.

    I recall Beau Biden stating that Joe did not marry Jill-
    We (as a family ) married Jill. May God help Joe to be strong for his wife and son Beau who was recently deployed to Iraq.

    May God also help our country through this difficult racial divide we must overcome– in order to survive as a nation, spiritually, physically, and financially.

    Thank God for the majority of the "young people" WHO GET IT!!

    October 5, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  5. Evelyn

    How difficult for Jill!

    October 5, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  6. obama biden 08

    my deepest sympathy to Biden family

    October 5, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  7. Marge

    My family extends our sympathy to Joe Biden and his family.

    October 5, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  8. JACKED-UP-POLITICS, FLORIDA

    To: The Bidens

    May God be with you during your family's lose. We love you.

    October 5, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  9. Barbara CA

    Senator Biden, our condolences to you and your wife and family. I hope McCain/Palin will keep their nasty comments to themselves at this time, but I don't know. (They are really getting ugly but don't you worry about it, you take care of yourself and your family.) God bless you and we love.

    October 5, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  10. VIRGNIA RAMSEY

    My deepest sympathy to the Biden Family. The Lord is with you in this time of sorrow. Your love one now has wings of a Dove and will watch over you for internity.

    October 5, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  11. Ron

    My condolences to the family.
    May God be with you in your time of loss.

    October 5, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  12. Chitown8

    Rest in Peace. My prayers are with your family.

    October 5, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  13. larry

    stay strong and time will heal it

    October 5, 2008 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  14. Martin

    My wife and I send our deepest prayers to you and your family Sen. Biden. God bless you and your family.

    October 5, 2008 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  15. nelson

    Rest in Peace.

    Obama/Biden '08

    October 5, 2008 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  16. As the 'Paign Turns

    >This, my friends, is a REAL reason to suspend a campaign. Rest in peace.

    I so agree. Our thoughts are with you and yours Joe.

    October 5, 2008 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  17. witch

    To the Biden family our deepest sympathy for your loss. Rest in Peace......

    October 5, 2008 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  18. Bill in Illinois

    I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to the family. This will be a difficult time for them and it would be nice if everyone kept them in their thoughts and prayers.

    October 5, 2008 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  19. Carol-Raleigh

    Deepest sympathy to Sen and Mrs Biden and their family. God Bless.

    October 5, 2008 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  20. Uche (Truly Independent)

    May God grant you the Fortitude to bear this loss. May his loving arms envellope and uphold your family.

    October 5, 2008 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  21. Enlightened Voter

    Mo- amen!
    Biden family, sorry for your loss and may you be comforted. And may Joe return in enough time to be sworn in as the NEXT VP!

    October 5, 2008 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  22. Canadians for Obama and Biden

    To the Jacobs/Biden Family ~ Deepest Sympathy and may God Bless!

    October 5, 2008 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  23. Abby

    God be with you, Jill and Joe. God is good.

    October 5, 2008 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  24. Karen

    My deepest sympathies for your loss... Mrs. Biden, may your mother be resting peacefully...

    October 5, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  25. Marissa

    I'm so sorry to hear this! I'll be praying for the Jacobs/Biden family. Take the time you need.

    *Leaves website to donate to the Obama campaign*

    October 5, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
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