The death in the family that I mentioned before was that of my great-grandmother who was more of a grandmother to me seeing as how I was raised by her and my mom.
Finding her as if she were asleep in her chair that night was a moment that I had always hoped to avoid in spite of the fact that she lived to be 95 years old. She was always very active and in great health for her age so her death still caught me off guard.
After my mom passed away in 2007, it became my granny’s prayer that she would live long enough for me to adjust to my mom not being around and her prayers were truly answered. While I will miss her presence greatly and often wonder who I will turn to now that both my core family members are gone, I am thankful for the wonderful memories I have of them both and the many life lessons they instilled in me.
Here’s the most recent footage I have of my granny thanks to one of her other babies, Zack Simpson.