‘Little People, Big World’ Star Amy Roloff Mourns Death of her Mother

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Fresh off the good news of her engagement comes a piece of sad news for Amy Roloff. Her mother has passed away.

On Tuesday (Oct. 1,) the Little People, Big World star headed to her Instagram page to let fans know that her mom, Patricia Knight, had passed away on Sept. 24. She was 86 years old at the time of her death.

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“My heart broke, I cried and sadness came upon me,” Roloff wrote alongside a pic of her alongside her parents and her fiancé Chris Marek. “I didn’t know what emotions to feel. Happy one moment sad the next. The woman who raised and taught me so much and loved me along w/ my dad passed away. She isn’t here anymore. I won’t be able to see and talk to her. And yet she’s not in pain and hurting anymore either. She lived a good life with my Dad.”

She continued, “She would have been 87 years old and my parents would have been married 67 years on the 3rd. I’ll miss her a lot. I’ll miss not seeing her when I go back home – her strong feisty ways along with her gentle soft loving heart. I’m thankful for so much because of my Mom. I’m thankful she believed and had faith and know she’s with Jesus now. I’m thankful I got to talk to her on Sunday before she went to the hospital and then passed away. I know she’ll never stop loving me and is proud of me.”

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The last two weeks have been a roller coaster ride. Happy and sad. Chris asked me to marry him and I couldn’t be happier – I said Yes. ❤️ and so excited and looking forward to continuing our journey together. 😊💍 So sad because A few days later my father told me mom was in the hospital and a day later my sister told me mom had passed away. She died on the 24th. My heart broke, I cried and sadness came upon me. I didn’t know what emotions to feel. Happy one moment sad the next. The woman who raised and taught me so much and loved me along w/ my dad passed away. She isn’t here anymore. I won’t be able to see and talk to her. And yet she’s not in pain and hurting anymore either. She lived a good life with my Dad. She didn’t have to go in a home but was able to stay in her home until she died. She would have been 87 years old and my parents would have been married 67 years on the 3rd. I’ll miss her a lot. I’ll miss not seeing her when I go back home – her strong feisty ways along with her gentle soft loving heart. I’m thankful for so much because of my Mom. I’m thankful she believed and had faith and know she’s with Jesus now. I’m thankful I got to talk to her on Sunday before she went to the hospital and then passed away. I know she’ll never stop loving me and is proud of me, I’m thankful all my kids got to go to Michigan last summer and see her and my dad and she got to meet her great grand kids. She was happy because of that. ❤️ I’m sad because I won’t be able to see and talk to her anymore and yet happy because she’s home with the Lord. I pray for my Dad. He’s by himself and He misses her so much. He’ll be 91 soon and he lost his friend, his wife and the person he’s known for over 70 years and been married to for 67 years ❤️ Even in my mom’s passing she is lovingly teaching and reminding me- life is but a moment. Be and do your best today and if tomorrow comes do it again. Mom, I love you ❤️ always. 2 Timothy 4:7-8

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Luckily, Roloff seems to be surrounded emotionally by the love of her family during this tough time, including ex-husband Matt Roloff, their four children and two grandchildren.

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“Even in my mom’s passing she is lovingly teaching and reminding me that life is but a moment,” she wrote.  “Be and do your best today and if tomorrow comes do it again.”

We send our condolences to Roloff and their entire family at this sad time. RIP