A parent should never have to bury their child.Sadly, Loretta Lynn has had to do this twice.
Loretta’s eldest son, Jack Benny Lynn, passed away at the age of 34 on July 22, 1984 when he was trying to cross the Duck River at the Lynn Ranch in Tennessee. The 38th anniversary of his death recently passed, and she took to Instagram to remember her son.
In a blog post, she wrote, “It about killed me when I lost him. My team asked me if we should keep posting each year on the anniversary of his death and I say absolutely. I love it when we remember him. I love hearing his name, stories about him, and seeing that others haven’t forgotten him. I miss him terribly. I think of him ever single day—whether anyone mentions him or not. Only mommas who have walked this road understand.”