‘I love you forever mama:’ Lottie Tomlinson shares heart-breaking snap of the last card her late mother gave her on the 5th anniversary of her death
Lottie Tomlinson has shared a heart-breaking snap of the last card her late mother gave her on the 5th anniversary of her death.
The 23-year-old model’s beloved mother Johannah Deakin passed away in 2016 at the age of 43 following a battle with leukemia.
On Tuesday Lottie took to her Instagram to post a picture of the card which she received 10 days before Johannah passing away.
Sentimental: Lottie Tomlinson has shared a heart-breaking snap of the last card her late mother gave her on the 5th anniversary of her death
It read: ’27th November 2016, To my gorgeous princess, The bravest big eyes in the world. Love you forever Mummy xxx’.
She also shared a snap of the front of the card which sweetly read: ‘Bug eyes’ and a beaming snap of her mum when she was younger.
She wrote in the caption: ‘5 years without my Mum. My last card from her. 10 days before she went to heaven. I love you forever too Mama & I’ll treasure this forever x
‘As always if anyone else is struggling with the grief of loosing a loved one I work closely with @suerydercharity who have so many amazing services that can help you ❤️ please get in touch if you need to ❤️.’
Love: The 23-year-old model’s beloved mother Johannah Deakin (pictured) passed away in 2016 at the age of 43 following a battle with leukemia
The Tomlinson siblings – One Direction’s Louis, Lottie, Daisy and Phoebe, Ernest and Doris – lost their mum in 2016 and a sister, Felicite, in 2019 who died of an accidental overdose.
Speaking after the losses, Lottie broke down in tears as she remembered her loved ones for Sue Ryder’s #JustSaySomething bereavement campaign earlier this year.
She admitted that one of the hardest parts was people not bringing them up for fear of upsetting her in the months after their deaths.
Difficult: On Tuesday Lottie (pictured) took to her Instagram to post a picture of the card which she received 10 days before passing away
She said: ‘That’s even harder because you’ve lost that person and they fading away because people aren’t talking about them.’
Lottie said she battled anxiety after her mother’s death and encouraged others to speak openly about their grief.
She said: ‘You need to keep talking about it or you get so lost in your feelings and that can send you into quite a dark place. I definitely developed some anxiety after losing mum.
Sweet: She also shared a snap of the front of the card which sweetly read: ‘Bug eyes’ and a beaming snap of her mum when she was younger
‘I always try to be as strong as I can all the time but that’s sometimes to a fault because I am always trying to put on a brave face.’
It comes after earlier this year Lottie shared a sweet tribute to her late mum as she marked Mother’s Day.
The beauty posted a stunning snap of her mama to Instagram, penning ‘I’ll never stop missing you’ as well as sending ‘love’ to any fans who might be struggling.
Younger twin sisters Phoebe and Daisy, 16, also took to social media to remember their beloved parent with throwback pictures.
Lottie emotionally wrote: ‘Happy Mother’s Day angel. Still can’t believe how lucky I am to have had you. I’ll never stop missing you Mama x
‘Sending love to anyone who finds today difficult, if anyone wants to chat I’ll be in my dms.’
Lottie also shared a beautiful snap of herself with her nan, writing ‘my hero’ on the picture of them both rocking pink clothes.
Mother and daughter: Lottie previously posed a striking comparison shot of her and Johannah to Instagram