Peggy Lynn and Patsy Lynn Russell, the twin daughters of country music legend Loretta Lynn, have courageously shared their feelings for the first time since their mother's departure, showcasing their emotional fortitude.
The legendary singer passed away peacefully in October 2022 at the age of 90. As they face this difficult period, Peggy and Patsy shared how they are coping and the unique way they commemorated their mother this past Mother's Day.
When asked about their current emotional state, Peggy said, "We're doing okay." She spoke of the importance of navigating through the various stages of grief, stating that she found solace in preparing their mother's homemade banana pudding recipe, a favorite dish that, even in the most challenging times, Loretta would enjoy.
"You know we are from a big family... you surround yourself with family on those days that are hard; that's what gets you through it," added Patsy, emphasizing the therapeutic value of familial support.
Amid their personal reminiscences, the sisters also delved into details about their late mother's last endeavor. This took the form of a book titled "A Song and A Prayer: 30 Devotions Inspired by My Favorite Songs."
The book, now available on Amazon, features an inspiring combination of devotionals and song lyrics from Lynn's extensive repertoire, which she referred to as a "unique form of worship."
"No matter what faith… people have in their lives… my mom was a strong believer," said Patsy, discussing the spiritual messages their mother instilled in the book.
She expressed how their mother's faith offered hope and the prospect of a reunion in heaven.
Peggy elaborated on her mother's unwavering work ethic, highlighting that Lynn remained productive and creative until her final days.
"Mom was one of those people who… was working on several different things," Peggy remarked. "She was still writing songs and all kinds of stuff… she just always had so many irons in the fire."
In October, Loretta Lynn's family officially announced her passing. She peacefully passed away in her sleep at her beloved ranch located in Hurricane Mills.
Loretta Lynn, born on April 14, 1932, in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, emerged as a prominent figure in the country music scene during the 1960s and 1970s.
With her distinctive voice and honest, heartfelt lyrics, Loretta became known for her ability to tell stories of love, hardship, and the struggles of everyday life.
Her breakthrough hit, "Coal Miner's Daughter," became an anthem for the working class and solidified her status as a country music icon.
Loretta has achieved numerous accolades throughout her career, including multiple Grammy Awards, Country Music Association awards, and inductions into the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Her timeless music, which continues to resonate with audiences around the world, solidifies Loretta Lynn's status as a beloved and influential figure in the realm of country music.