週末に, ジャッズの娘たちは亡くなった母親を次のように呼びました “塩辛いシングルママ” 式典を行ってくれた家族療法士に感謝する前に “少し軽いです。”
The memorial was held at the Rynman Auditorium in Nashville, テネシー, and was hosted by Robin Roberts. Wynonna and Ashley sat beside Naomi’s husband, Larry Strickland, who spoke out about her death for the first time.
‘SHE WAS EVERY WOMAN’
As the crowd gathered, アシュリー, 54, fought through tears as she said, “今晩 (we’re) remembering an icon and a legend who left country music better than she found it.”
彼女は続けた: “She was every woman — perhaps this is why everyone felt as though they knew her.”
Her older sister, Wynonna, 57, shared that the public memorial was not easy on her, but it’s “what a dysfunctional family does.”
“This isn’t easy. I don’t know why we’re doing this in public. それは吸う,” Wynonna said, accompanied by Ashley and Strickland onstage. “But we’re doing it, aren’t we? We’re showing the world what a dysfunctional family does. We show up for each other.”
As the memorial came to an end on Sunday night, Wynonna — who is the second half of the music group ジャッズ — shared that she will finish the 11 tour dates her and her mother announced in April. に 2016, Wynonna opened up to Robin Roberts about her mother-daughter relationship, 注目: “We’ve been through a lot of therapy together.”
Ashley held an interview with Good Morning America on Thursday during which she said that her sister and stepfather have “deputized” her to speak on behalf of the family.
“Mom was a brilliant conversationalist, she was a star, she was an underrated songwriter,” she said of her late mother. “An unfailingly kind, sensitive woman.”
During Ashley’s interview, she confirmed publicly that Naomi died by suicide with the use of a firearm. She said she decided to share that information because the family wanted to be the one to share the information before the media.
Ashley also shared details from Naomi’s final day.
“It was a mixed day,” the actress explained. “I visit with my mom and pop every day when I’m home in Tennessee, so I was at the house visiting as I am every day. Mom said to me, ‘Will you stay with me?’ and I said, ‘Of course I will.’… I went upstairs to let her know that her good friend was there, and I discovered her. I have both grief and trauma from discovering her.”
‘POWER OF HAVING A VOICE AND USING IT’
The Judd sisters recently celebrated their first Mother’s Day without Naomi. In a Mother’s Day essay written for USA Today, Ashley opened up about her mother’s struggle with mental illness.
“My mama was an extraordinary parent under duress,” Ashley said. “She showed my sister and me the power of having a voice and using it, and there has been no greater lesson.”
The day after Mother’s Day, Ashley took to インスタグラム to share an old image of the three Judd girls. In her caption, she thanked her late mother for “urging” her to use her voice to stand up for women across the world.
“ママ, thank you for hugging me and telling me I am an extraordinary woman and urging my voice,” Ashley wrote.
Ashley and Wynonna Judd announced their mother’s death via a statement shared to social media.
“今日、私たち姉妹は悲劇を経験しました,” the joint statement read. “美しい母親を精神病で亡くしました. 粉々になります. 私たちは深い悲しみを乗り越えており、私たちが彼女を愛していたことを知っています, 彼女は大衆に愛されていた. 私たちは未知の領域にいます。”
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