Little Big Town‘s Jimi Westbrook and wife Karen Fairchild are mourning the loss of Westbrook’s older sister, Joyce Marie Westbrook Morgan.
Morgan passed away at the age of 59 after a battle with cancer. Westbrook announce the tragic news through a heartbreaking post on his Instagram account.
“I want to tell you about my sister Joyce. One of the funniest people I’ve ever known,” Westbrook wrote. “She was so full of life and light and if you were around her, chances are, you were laughing. She had one of the prettiest faces you’ll ever lay eyes on. When she walked into a room you couldn’t help but notice her.”
Westbrook also said:
“As pretty as that face and that smile was, she was even more beautiful on the inside. She loved with everything she had,” he continued. “She was a mom and a grandmother. It was everything to her. It’s who she was. A nurturer and a protector. As hard as we knew how, we prayed to keep her in this world with us but somehow it wasn’t meant to be…My heart is so broken today and it will forever have a hole in it. Joyce Marie, I love you so much and our lives will never be the same without you. I will always hold on to the memories and cherish the time that God blessed me & my family with being able to love you. You live forever in our hearts.”
The Westbrook family requests that any donations made in Joyce’s honor be sent to Sarah Cannon Research Institute at 250 25th Ave. North, Suite 100, Nashville, TN 37203.