Whitney Bates Pens Emotional Tribute To Lost Loved One: ‘It Hurts’

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Former Bringing Up Bates star Whitney Bates penned an emotional tribute to a lost loved one and admitted that “it hurts.” She talked about the heartbreaking last moments of this important person’s life. Keep reading to read her touching tribute and see the photos she shared on a special anniversary.

Whitney Bates loses a loved one.

Zach Bates’ wife Whitney has had a difficult past year. On Nov. 26, 2021, she took to Instagram to let fans know what was going on. Her father J.C. Perkins had complications following a procedure and was in the ICU. She said that he was in septic shock and on dialysis and a ventilator. Sadly, her father passed away on Nov. 27, 2021.

Now, it’s been a year since his death, so Whitney Bates is looking back on his life and his challenging final days.

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The Bringing Up Bates star reflects on a sad anniversary.

On Instagram this weekend, Whitney Bates reflected on the death of her father. She shared an Instagram Reel, which featured clips from her dad’s funeral. It has now been a year since he passed away. In her post, she thanked Carlin Bates’ husband Evan Stewart for recording these moments for her.

She penned an emotional tribute, revealing just how much she misses her father. She said:

“365 days since my Daddy went to be with Jesus and our lives down here were forever changed. Today almost feels even worse than the day we lost him. I can still feel how cold that hospital was, how hopeless if felt when those nurses called code blue and we heard and watched his heart beat on the monitor stop… holding on to him with all the love in the world as he passed on to be with the Lord.”

Though she is grateful that her dad is in heaven, Whitney Bates acknowledged that “today hurts.”

You can watch the Instagram Reel below.


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In response, Bringing Up Bates fans are offering words of encouragement and promising to pray for Whitney, Zach, their children, and the rest of the family.

So, what do you think of Whitney Bates’ emotional tribute to her late father? Can you relate to how she’s feeling these days? Sound off in the comments section below, and come back to TV Shows Ace for more news about the Bringing Up Bates family. And continue to keep Whitney and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

Aubrey Chorpenning

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