The Bringing Up Bates family has been hit with a heartbreaking loss. They shared the hard news with fans via social media on Tuesday, hours after they lost a loved one. Scroll down to get the full update on this family tragedy.
Kelly Jo Bates shares that her family was hit with a heartbreaking loss.
Kelly Jo Bates took to social media on Tuesday evening with some sad news for fans. She revealed that her mom, Betty Pitcher, passed away on Tuesday morning. This was an unexpected loss after she was under the weather. Betty was just a month away from celebrating her 84th birthday. On December 8, 2021, Kelly Jo paid special tribute to her and wished her a happy 83rd birthday via social media.
In her new social media post, Kelly Jo said that her mom went to the emergency room on Saturday and had RSV. By Monday evening, her lungs were not in good shape. Kelly Jo said, “Her health began to decline rapidly. Early this morning she went to be with the Lord.”
The Bringing Up Bates mom shared about her mother’s final days and revealed how her family was able to be with her.
Kelly Jo added, “She asked me again & again to keep the music playing that her grandkids had made, so we played piano music with Scripture readings from Erin’s new cd, along with many songs from Lawson’s & Travis’ cds… Mom loved her children, grandchildren, & her great grand children!”
The Bringing Up Bates mom mentioned the beautiful memories she has of her late mother and the things she loved about her. Then, she said, “It was a hard day, a painful day, a tear-filled day as her health faded & we sat through the night saying our goodbyes!”
You can read Kelly Jo’s full post below for all of the details about her mom’s death. She also shared a photo of Betty Pitcher.
Bringing Up Bates fans send love & prayers to the family.
In response to Kelly Jo’s new social media post, she is getting lots of love and support. Amid this heartbreaking loss, friends, fans, and family are hoping to encourage them. Many are sending their prayers and offering their condolences.
So far, Kelly Jo is the only member of the family to post on social media about her mother’s death. Her adult children, Betty’s grandchildren, may begin posting soon and sharing their fondest memories.
Rest in peace, Betty Pitcher. Please keep the Bates family in your thoughts and prayers as they’ve been hit with such a heartbreaking loss. And for more Bringing Up Bates news, come back to TV Shows Ace.