Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Thompson is mourning the loss of her sister Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell. Cardwell was diagnosed with stage 4 adrenal carcinoma in January, she died at the age of 29. Cardwell leaves behind two daughters Kaitlyn Elizabeth, born in 2012, and Kylee Madison, born in 2015 and boyfriend, Eldridge Toney.
In a touching post shared to Instagram Thompson memorialized her sister with sweet words and reflected on their last moments together.
“Last night we all surrounded Anna with love & let her know it was okay to go. Unfortunately around 11 pm Anna took her last breath. Anna was in so much pain last night but now as a family we all know she is at peace now. I really don’t know what to say as my heart is completely broken.”
“Watching my 29 year old sister this last year battle this horrible disease hasn’t been easy. Anna was a fighter & still is. Lord please wrap your arms around her 2 babies & our family as the next couple of days will make this all a reality.”
“I’m so glad that you waited til I was home to take your last breath!” Thompson continued. “I would’ve loved for you to get to see me graduate college but I know you will forever cheer me on in heaven!”
Cardwell’s death comes after her mother, Mama June, asked their social media followers to pray for their family.
“Y’all we r asking for prayers for our family as we are going through this process we really appreciate y’all for all the thoughts and prayers and we will update y’all whenever we can just know that all of your thoughts and your prayers are very much appreciated during this time. #CancerSucks.”