• Infant dies days after her surgeon-mother died in labor

    By: Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    JACKSON, Miss. - The baby girl that Starkville, Mississippi, surgeon Dr. Nikki Shoemake-Patterson, gave birth to June 1 has died a week after she was born.

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    Dr. Shoemake-Patterson died June 1 while in labor. Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt ruled Shoemake died of "natural causes during delivery of a baby."

    At the time, the baby girl, Aubrey Caroline Patterson, was alive and at a Jackson, Mississippi, hospital.

    WTVA reported that Aubrey died Wednesday, according to an obituary for Dr. Shoemake-Patterson.

    "Aubrey Caroline was surrounded by family as she peacefully passed into her mother’s arms in heaven," the obituary said.

    Shoemake-Patterson and Aubrey Caroline will be buried June 10. 

    BREAKING UPDATE: Aubrey Caroline Patterson dies days after her mother. #WTVANews

    Posted by WTVA News on Wednesday, June 8, 2016


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