This past week, we have all tried to process the loss of one of country music’s greatest… the great Loretta Lynn.
But even though we all feel a personal connection to Loretta through her legendary music, none are aching as much as her close family and friends.
Loretta was survived by four of her six children. Her youngest daughter and caretaker, Peggy Lynn Marchetti, spoke out earlier this week on social media posting a tearjerking goodbye to her late mother that included some of the intimate moments of her mother’s passing.
“Today I kissed my precious mom goodbye… she looked so peaceful like a sleeping angel…”
She also shared with her social media followers that when it came to her mother and her family, she is a private person.
And although she had assumed most of her mother’s care over the past five years or so, she chose to keep things close to the cuff:
“Our lives have been shared so much with so many all my life. I just like to keep a little something back for just me…”
And the gesture is completely understandable.
Not only is Peggy coping with the loss of her mother, but with being her final caregiver:
“I have taken care of her daily for the last 5 years overseeing her health care. It has been the most important and honorable task I have 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.”
You can feel the emotion and struggle behind the message, but even in the midst of her own loss, Peggy shared with her mother’s fans how much Loretta truly missed them following her stroke in 2017:
“Mom over these last few years after her stroke so missed her fans, her music, her friends. Singing and preforming. She missed her tour bus, her dresses and most of all her connection to her audience.
She spoke about going back on tour again and singing all the time. She would sing all the time at home… she would scare the caregivers to death when in the middle of the night break out in song at the top of her lungs. She was and will always be Loretta Lynn..