Send Your Prayers: Phaedra Parks Grandmother Passed Away

November 30, 2012  |  

According to, Hazel L. Meadows, 95,  grandmother of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Phaedra Parks passed away Sunday, November 25th. The cause of death has not been revealed; however Phaedra is petitioning for prayers of fans and friends as she and her family prepare to lay her grandmother to rest.

“Please keep my family in your prayers during this difficult time,” Phaedra requested in a brief but exclusive statement released to

Hazel was the mother of Phaedra’s mom, minister Regina Bell, who has appeared on the show several times over the years. While we all know from watching the show that Phaedra has been trying her hand at overseeing and arranging funerals, she will not be handling this one considering the death hit so close to home. Instead, the funeral home where Phaedra has been receiving mortuary training, The Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home, will be handling the overseeing the service. We can imagine how difficult this has to be for Phaedra. Since her debut on “Real Housewives of Atlanta” she has always appeared to be a pretty family oriented person with close relationships with her parents who are both ordained pastors who came out of the Church of God In Christ.

Experiencing the death of a loved one is certainly a hard pill to swallow during any time of year, but having to endure the pain of losing a loved one during the holiday season is considerably even more challenging as this is generally a time when families are coming together. We send our prayers and condolences to the mourning family and hope that they are able to find peace during this time of tragedy.

Jazmine Denise is a writer living in New York. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise

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