Mama June Fulfills Daughter Anna Cardwell’s Sweet Last Wishes

Mama June Shannon and Anna Cardwell

It’s been an incredibly rough year for Mama June Shannon and the rest of her family. They lost Anna Cardwell in late 2023 after her battle with cancer and things have never quite been the same.

June Shannon definitely had a difficult relationship with Anna and the rest of her daughters, but she’s doing her best to set things straight. Most recently, Mama June wants to fulfill Anna’s dying wish.

Keep reading to get the scoop.

Mama June Shannon Wanted To Honor Anna After She Died

This season on Mama June: Family Crisis, fans are sadly watching Anna Cardwell live her final days. They’re also watching the family come to grips with the grim diagnosis. Sadly, Anna did not survive her battle.

Now, June Shannon and the rest of the family are learning to live with her absence. But that doesn’t mean she’s truly gone.

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After Anna was cremated, they had her ashes made into a bracelet. Mama June wears it everywhere to keep her daughter’s memory alive.

“We very much still today, even six months later, keep her memory alive. For me, I personally have to talk about it all the time. She’s actually here with us today,” the family matriarch recently told PEOPLE. “She’s here. I always tote her around.”

According to June, that was all part of Anna’s dying wish. She wanted to be with the family in whatever way she could be.

“That was her thing, that she wanted to be cremated and toted around, so I’m like, ‘Okay, let’s go, girl,'” June explained.


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Anna Cardwell’s Final Days Were A Surprising Turn Of Events For The Show

Death is part of life, but it’s not very common for viewers to see it all play out on their screens like this. It’s especially difficult for viewers knowing that Anna Cardwell doesn’t get better.

According to June Shannon, that was also an incredibly difficult journey for the family to navigate.

“We never thought that we would have to lose somebody in our family. We didn’t think we was going to experience that ever in reality TV,” she told PEOPLE.

The article also shares that Anna also had agency when it came to exploring her final days onscreen. WEtv was reportedly very respectful and didn’t include anything that Anna didn’t care for.

Have you been keeping up with this season of Mama June: Family Crisis? How are you handling these heartbreaking episodes? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments.

Catch new episodes of Mama June: Family Crisis each Friday night on WEtv. Follow TV Shows Ace to keep up with the family and see what they’re up to next.

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