The world lost a legend on Tuesday, October 4th when Loretta Lynn passed away. Her family made the announcement on social media, saying, “Our precious mom, Loretta Lynn, passed away peacefully this morning, October 4th, in her sleep at home at her beloved ranch in Hurricane Mills. The family has asked for privacy during this time, as they grieve. An announcement regarding a memorial will be forthcoming in a public announcement.”
A statement from the family of Loretta Lynn.
"Our precious mom, Loretta Lynn, passed away peacefully this morning, October 4th, in her sleep at home at her beloved ranch in Hurricane Mills.” The family of Loretta Lynn.
— Loretta Lynn (@LorettaLynn) October 4, 2022
Tributes came pouring in from friends, and fans. The most special ones were from the people who knew her best – her family.
Her granddaughter, Tayla, wrote, “Gettin to meet Jesus was something that brought her so much joy and comfort. This loss. This grief. We all feel it. You feel it like I do. Like the family. You are family. To her you were her family for so very long. She’s wasn’t just ours. She was yours too. As sad as we are- we are so thankful she is home with her Father in Heaven. Her Mommy & Daddy. Her children past. Her husband. So many that have gone before her.”
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The night of Loretta’s passing, one of her youngest daughters, Peggy Marchetti, took to Facebook for a lengthy and very emotional post.
“Today I kissed my precious mom goodbye..she looked so peaceful like a sleeping angel,” Peggy wrote. “She is beautiful..even in death..she just has this amazing radiance that is so unique and timeless.”
Peggy revealed that she felt “selfish” for not wanting her mother to leave her. She also revealed that for the past five years, Peggy has been her mother’s primary caretaker.
“I have taken care of her daily for the last 5 years over seeing her health care. It has been the most important and honorable task i have ever undertaken. I promised my family I would take care of her..I would keep her home with us and I would do my best to keep her with us for as long as possible. I tied my very best..my damn best to keep that promise,” she wrote.
The end of Peggy’s post was incredibly poignant.
“It was so surreal because yesterday mom was talking and very animated telling us, ‘I am ready to go to heaven..Doo is coming to take me home..they told me I’m really going home.'”
Peggy continued, “She knew..She just knew and was happy..she said she was going to be with daddy. I thought ‘Yea, one day’..and told her ‘hey, not today Margaret..I am spending the night with you tomorrow night so hold up.’ She said, ‘You better get here so..cause I am going home.'”
Loretta was ready to go the Heaven and be with her husband and her children who have passed away. Read Peggy’s full post below.