On October 4, country music legend Loretta Lynn went away in her sleep. She has said several times over the years that she was not afraid of death or the afterlife and that she was prepared for either. Loretta discussed her beliefs about the afterlife after the death of her husband Oliver in 1996.
She remarked, “I think we all end up at the same spot. I have no idea what will happen, and I doubt that anyone else does either. Wasn’t it just recently that this preacher predicted the end of the world? For all I know, the day you pass away will mark the end of the world.
I don’t want to do something bad and end up in the other place by accident, therefore I’m going to keep my faith in God. If there is a God, I’m not leaving Him!
Loretta Lynn talked about her beliefs about death and the hereafter.
Loretta Lynn said that her grief over Oliver’s death was severe, despite the fact that she and Oliver had a tumultuous marriage.
He kept things moving, like me recording,” she said. Every time I did something well, he’d tell me how great I was, and it boosted my confidence greatly.
He would always be talking about how important it was to release fresh music. Invariably, I could count on him to get me going. In fact, if it weren’t for him, I probably wouldn’t be singing at all.
Two of Loretta’s six children predeceased her. Jack Benny Lynn passed away in 1984 at the young age of 34, and Betty Sue Lynn passed away in 2013 from emphysema.
As the story goes, he tragically perished while riding a horse on the ranch where he grew up.
Loretta, may you finally find peace.