Romantic ending to decades long marriage; couple dies minutes apart in South Florida

The Shirely's had been married almost 50 years

MIAMI - A South Florida couple married for 47 years passed away within minutes of each other.

Naomi Shirley got a call from the hospital saying her husband, Tom, was in trouble.  While she tried to rush to his bedside, she was only able to put her car in park before she had a heart attack.

"She passed away right here in the driveway not knowing whether he was still alive or not, and he never knew that she had passed," says Troy Shirley, the couple's son.

The Shirley's children had been expecting their dad to pass away but never expected their mom to go first.