In a somber turn of events, Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell, the eldest daughter of reality TV personality June “Mama June” Shannon, has passed away at the tender age of 29, following a valiant struggle against stage 4 cancer.

The news of Anna’s untimely demise was shared by her heartbroken mother, Mama June, who took to Instagram to make the painful announcement. “With a heavy heart, we must convey that @annamarie35 is no longer with us. She peacefully departed from this world in my home, last night at 11:12 PM,” Mama June shared on a Sunday morning.

Anna’s relentless fight against this merciless adversary lasted a grueling ten months, during which her family stood by her side unwaveringly. As the news of her passing reverberated through the hearts of loved ones, Mama June extended her gratitude for the outpouring of support. “We will provide updates as we receive them today. We appreciate your love, prayers, and thoughts as we navigate this challenging time.”

The sorrowful news sent ripples through the family, touching the youngest sibling, Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, who took to social media to express her profound grief. “This is one post I wish I didn’t have to make. Last night, we all surrounded Anna with love and assured her it was okay to let go. Unfortunately, around 11 PM, Anna took her final breath,” shared the 18-year-old alongside a cherished family photograph.

In her poignant tribute, Alana emphasized Anna’s unwavering spirit, admitting, “Anna was in so much pain last night, but now, as a family, we take solace in knowing she is at peace. My heart is shattered as I reflect on the past year, watching my 29-year-old sister battle this cruel disease.”

In an emotional declaration, Alana expressed the wish that her fighter of a sister could have witnessed her graduation from college, vowing to keep Anna’s memory alive. “I know you’ll be cheering me on from heaven! We’ll ensure your legacy lives on, and I promise to celebrate our birthdays as if you never left. Today, the sky looks a bit different. We will always love you, Anna.”

Mama June’s second eldest daughter, Jessica Shannon, echoed the sentiments of loss and love in a heartfelt tribute of her own. “It’s difficult to fathom that my sister is gone at such a young age, with a bright future ahead of her. She will forever remain in our hearts, and we already miss her dearly,” Jessica shared alongside a group photograph. She also requested that everyone keep Anna’s two precious children, Kaitlyn Elizabeth, 11, and Kylee Madison, 8, in their thoughts and prayers, assuring that they would be well taken care of.

Anna’s battle with stage 4 adrenal carcinoma had been an arduous journey, a diagnosis that sent shockwaves through her family earlier this year. Reports indicated that the cancer had infiltrated her liver, kidney, and lungs, leaving no room for complacency in her fight for survival.

As the Shannon family grieves this tragic loss, the memory of Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell will forever endure, serving as a poignant reminder of the resilience and strength that defines their family bond.