Martina McBride Shares Tribute to Mom Jeanne Schiff Who Died after Undergoing Emergency Heart Surgery

Country singer Martina McBride paid tribute to her mother, Jeanne Schiff who died after an emergency heart surgery, in an emotional Instagram post.

The country singer is going through a rough time as she lost her mother on Friday, January 10, following an emergency heart surgery.

The singer took to Instagram to pen a lovely tribute to her mom. The singer shared a series of throwback photos of her mom tending to her at various ages.

Martina McBride at the 53nd annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on November 13, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee.| Photo:Getty Images

Martina McBride at the 53nd annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on November 13, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee.| Photo:Getty Images

The fifty-three-year-old in her write up revealed the things she loved about her mother's features. She shared that her mom had the prettiest hair, skin, and hands.

McBride added in her caption:

"My mom passed away this morning. She was a complex and amazing woman. Strong. Chic. No-nonsense. Hilarious. Witty." 

The singer wrote about her mom's accommodating nature. Martina revealed that her mom took care of the household while also stating that her home was a haven for guests, including members of her extended family.

Martina McBride at the 13th Annual ACM Honors at Ryman Auditorium on August 21, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee.| Photo:Getty Images

Martina McBride at the 13th Annual ACM Honors at Ryman Auditorium on August 21, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee.| Photo:Getty Images

Mcbride accorded the self-sufficiency in herself and siblings to her mother. She explained that her mother let them take on tasks themselves, allowed them to go out to play, and participate in household chores.

The dejected singer recalled how she spent the last week in ICU with her mom.

The singer revealed that although her mom didn't suppress them with affections, wasn't present at every ballgame, or help them do their homework; her children knew that she was there for them. 

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My mom passed away this morning. She was a complex and amazing woman. Strong. Chic. No-nonsense. Hilarious. Witty. She had the prettiest hair and skin and hands...I loved her hands. She took good care of us. Our house was always the house where all the aunts, uncles, and cousins gathered, and she was really the reason for that. She made her 4 kids self sufficient, told us to go outside and play, gave us chores to do and taught us how to work. She wasn’t one to smother you with affection, do your homework for you, or attend every ballgame, but we always knew she was there for us. As we all got older we had many conversations about life, faith, morals, health, and the importance of getting your beauty sleep. She’d start every phone call or message with “Martina. This is your mother”. She loved to laugh and to tell stories to get a laugh. And even though she told me in the hospital that she wasn’t “an enthusiastic cook” she made the best fried chicken I’ve ever tasted. I spent the last week with her in ICU, with my dad, my brothers, and my sister, and a fantastic and caring team of doctors who went above and beyond to try and get her to a place where her heart would sustain her. During that week I held her hand, rubbed her shoulders, stroked her face, told her I loved her and she told me she loved me. Even though I wish it had ended differently I wouldn’t have traded that time with her for anything. So now we try and move forward without our matriarch. And somehow, in time, we will. Because she taught us how to be strong. I love you Mom. 1/10/20

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The "Independence Day" singer recalled that her doting mom had conversations bordering on faith, morals, health, and the importance of having a beauty sleep as she and her siblings grew older.

Martina wrote:

"As we all got older, we had many conversations about life, faith, morals, health." 

McBride recalled how cheerful her mom was and how she loved to tell stories. The singer revealed that even though her mother wasn't a cooking enthusiast, the late woman made the best-fried chicken she's ever tasted.

McBride and the entirety of her immediate family rallied around their mom at her hospital bed. The singer relayed her appreciation to the team of doctors responsible for their efforts in trying to save her mom. 

The dejected singer recalled how she spent the last week in ICU with her mom. She shared that she held her mom's hands, rubbed her shoulders, and reiterated her love to her mom on countless occasions within that week. 

Although McBride and her siblings have lost their Matriarch, the family will learn to be healthy and move on accordingly as their mom taught them. The singer ended her piece by highlighting her love for her mom. 

The devastating news of the singer's loss is coming right after she sent out a tweet to explain her absence from the social media space. 

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