Country music icon Loretta Lynn passed away at the age of 90 on Tuesday, October 4th. The renowned singer had reportedly planned her funeral service before her death.
Loretta passed away at her home in Tennessee. Her family’s statement to CNN read: “Our precious mom, Loretta Lynn, passed away peacefully this morning, October 4th, in her sleep at home in her beloved ranch in Hurricane Mills.”
In her six-decade-long career, the singer produced many hits such as You Ain’t Woman Enough, One’s on the Way, Fist City, and one of her most iconic songs, Coal Miner’s Daughter.
Many fans took to Twitter to mourn the country music star’s passing.
Loretta Lynn planned her funeral when she was still alive
On September 30th, Radar Online reported that the Country music queen was planning her own funeral.
As per the outlet, her friends revealed at the time that the singer was settling her estate before her death. She was reportedly planning to put one of her Nashville homes up for sale.
According to the outlet, one of Loretta’s family friends revealed that she “wants to turn most of her physical holdings into cash so she doesn’t burden her kids and grandkids with having to sell off stuff when she’s gone.”
As per the family friend, the country singing icon was also planning her funeral service.
She reportedly wanted her final resting place to be next to her late husband, Oliver Vanetta Lynn, as well as their late children, Jack Benny and Betty Sue, at their family cemetery in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.
The family friend also noted that Loretta wanted her memorial service to be held at Hurricane Mills.
“She wants all of her fans to be able to attend, and there’s plenty of room at the ranch.”
The Grammy winner reportedly also asked her children and grandchildren to perform at her funeral. In addition to this, she also wanted her long-time pal Dolly Parton to “help send her off in style,” a source told the outlet.
Loretta was laid to rest on Friday, October 7th
WKRN.com reported that Loretta was laid to rest on Friday, October 7th, on her ranch grounds in Hurricane Mills.
Journalist Stephanie Langston’s Twitter post from October 4th reveals that the Humphreys County Sheriff’s Department escorted the country singer in a black SUV from Hurricane Mills to the Luff-Bowen Funeral Home in Waverly, Tennessee.
Loretta’s journey from poverty to stardom is well-known among her fans.
According to OK Magazine, the singer and her seven siblings lived in a one-room cabin. They had no electricity or running water due to financial struggles.
Despite her hardships, the country singer paved an upward path for herself. Over the years, her extraordinary journey has touched and inspired many.
The singer had six children
Loretta shared six children with her husband Oliver, who she married at the age of 15.
She was already a mother of four by the time she turned 20.
The couple was parents to Betty Sue, who passed away in 2013, Jack Benny, who died in 1984, Clara Marie (70), Ernest Ray (71), and twins Peggy Jean and Patsy Eileen.