On the morning of July 12th of 2017, two well-known brothers suffered a very tragic loss. Darrell and Michael Waltrip, racing legends, shared the heartbreaking news of losing their mother on social media.
Darrell Waltrip is a three-time NASCAR champion and is currently a FoxSports commentator. His younger brother Michael Waltrip was also a racing driver and won the Daytona 500 twice.
Michael’s Facebook post stated, “This morning our mom passed away. She laid peacefully in her bed with family by her side. Momma loved her bed and her house. It was just where she wanted to be. The love Mom was surrounded with was incredible. Not just that of the family but from her nurses, sitters and the wonderful ladies from Hospice. There are so many kind people in this world. I'm thankful for all of them.”
“Our family was blessed to be able to be with mom in the past couple of days. We were all able tell her we love her and she would smile and mouth 'Love you, too'. Knowing we were saying goodbye and Mom knowing we were there by her side made her passing as comfortable as possible.”
“Thank you all for your prayers. When details of the memorial are finalized, we will make them public.”
Darrell also released a statement on Twitter, sharing his brother’s post. He added, “Mom went home to be with Jesus this morning, we had her for 90 wonderful years, we were all there this morning, thanks for your prayers.”
Please join us in prayer for the Waltrip family, friends, and loved ones during this difficult time. Thank you!