Dr. Shoemake-Patterson died in labor delivering her daughter, Aubrey Caroline Patterson. Aubrey died seven days later. (facebook.com/wtvanews)

Infant dies days after her surgeon mother died in labor

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.

Related: Doctor dies in labor at hospital where she worked

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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