Wednesday evening (March 23) Sam released a statement about his mother’s passing saying, “I will always be the son of Mary Jane.”
“My dear Mama Mary Jane was a beautiful soul who forever affected everyone who knew her. She had a smile and presence that lit up every room, and she never met a stranger she didn’t befriend. Her spirit was gentle and giving. She could take down a ten-point buck and fix dinner for her grandchildren at the same time!” Sam Williams said in a statement shared by CMT.
“Now she gets to radiate from above with my sister Katherine Diana right by her side. She grew up competing in baton and cheerleading and was one of Hawaiian Tropic’s top models. My father fell in love with the Daytona Beach beauty the minute he set eyes on her in the early 80s. They went on to live the most powerful love story of travel and hunting and raising a family….Rest in peace Mama, I will always be the son of Mary Jane.”
Although Hank Jr. is a certified country music legend, he and Mary Jane were actually pretty private about their relationship and their appearances together were few and far between.
Let’s take a look at some of their moments together throughout the years.
1989 – 24th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards
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2003 – 37th Annual CMA Awards
2008 BMI Awards
Sometime Between 2016-2019
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