The entire family is heartbroken and in mourning following the tragic loss of someone that was close to the entire Parton family.
Following an unknown cause, country music legend and icon, Dolly Parton has tragically lost her young niece at just 36 years old. The news was released via a brief social media post from Dolly’s sister, Stella Parton.
According to the funeral home’s obituary, young Tever Louise Parton, passed away on Sunday, March 26th, 2017. In a heartbreaking message, Stella mourns the loss of her niece and requests for prayers for her family members.
“Yes, grief is deep and no one knows the heartache of another but I do know my niece,”sweet T” Tever is with the Lord and we find comfort in the scriptures during this time,” Stella wrote in her post. “Please pray for my brother Randy, my sister in law Deb, my niece Heidi and my great nephew Houston and our entire family. Our hearts are broken. Thank you for your kindness and respect at this time. Please feel free to post inspirational thoughts, scriptures and songs if you wish, we are in the FHC today.”
Above her statement, Stella shared a beautiful excerpt from the Bible, citing John 14:1-4. Other members of the Parton family have remained noticeably silent on the loss and Dolly herself has yet to issue any sort of formal statement, but many of the condolences and comments from fans include her in their prayers.
It is such a tragic thing to lose someone so young and our hearts go out to everyone affected by this devastating loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dolly, Stella, Randy, and the rest of the Parton family during this very difficult time.
Watch the video below of Dolly Parton singing along with her nieces and nephews for one of her beloved Christmas specials.