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Mama June’s late daughter Anna ‘Chickadee’ Cardwell’s ashes will be divided among family members after open-casket funeral – following her death aged 29 from cancer

Mama June Shannon’s late daughter Anna ‘Chickadee’ Cardwell will be cremated and her ashes divided among family members following an open-casket funeral.

Cardwell died on Saturday aged just 29 after a battle with stage 4 adrenal cancer.

TMZ reports that a memorial service will be held for Cardwell this week, with her remains divided and plans to make ‘special jewelry or crystals’ with her ashes inside.

The funeral home will also fingerprint Cardwell with the family considering getting tattoos of her prints. 

Sources told the publication Cardwell requested an open-casket funeral and waned fans to be able to attend as she was close with them.

Mama June Shannon's late daughter Anna 'Chickadee' Cardwell will be cremated and her ashes divided among family members following an open-casket funeral.

Mama June Shannon’s late daughter Anna ‘Chickadee’ Cardwell will be cremated and her ashes divided among family members following an open-casket funeral.

TMZ reports that a memorial service will be held for Cardwell this week, with her remains divided and plans to make 'special jewelry or crystals' with her ashes inside

TMZ reports that a memorial service will be held for Cardwell this week, with her remains divided and plans to make ‘special jewelry or crystals’ with her ashes inside

Her family will also get a memorial bench in her honor. 

This comes after it was revealed Cardwell secretly got married after finding out she had stage 4 cancer.

Cardwell, who was the daughter of the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star,   had previously revealed that she was battling adrenal cancer that progressed to stage 4.

Cardwell tied the knot with partner Eldridge Toney on March 4 in Wilkinson County, Georgia while undergoing chemotherapy, after  previously expressing her desire to wed two months prior while she still felt well enough , reports TMZ.

Anna’s sister Pumpkin’s husband was the officiant of the ceremony with source revealing the wedding included close family and a camera crew recording footage for reality show, Mama June: From Not to Hot.

The mother of two girls, Kaitlyn, 11, and Kylee, eight, underwent chemotherapy and immunotherapy in an attempt to beat her cancer – and had been determined to welcome a child with Toney before her diagnosis, enduring four miscarriages.

Mama June Shannon's daughter Anna 'Chickadee' Cardwell secretly got married to partner Eldridge Toney after finding out she had stage 4 cancer , before her tragic death aged 29 on Saturday

Mama June Shannon’s daughter Anna ‘Chickadee’ Cardwell secretly got married to partner Eldridge Toney after finding out she had stage 4 cancer , before her tragic death aged 29 on Saturday

Mama June , 44, announced her daughter's death in an Instagram post on Sunday

Mama June , 44, announced her daughter’s death in an Instagram post on Sunday 

In 2021 she told the US Sun: ‘We are trying to have a third child, and it’s been difficult. I’ve gone through four miscarriages and a D&C.

“‘It’s been a long bumpy road for us trying to have baby number three.’

Her last miscarriage came two days before Christmas – the month before she was diagnosed with cancer – and she discovered that she wasn’t making enough progesterone which was ‘keeping the baby from getting enough nutrition.’ 

Mama June, 44, announced her daughter’s death in an Instagram post on Sunday. 

Two days before her somber announcement, the reality star had asked her fans and followers on social media to pray for her ailing daughter.

‘With the breaking heart, we are announcing that @annamarie35 is no longer with us,’ June began her heartbreaking post. ‘She passed away in my home last night peacefully at 11:12 PM.’

‘She gave one hell of a fight for 10 months she passed away with her family around her like she won’t and we will will be updating y’all with more information as we get it today [sic],’ Shannon continued.

‘We love y’all and continued prayers and thoughts for our family [during] this difficult time,’ she added. 

Accompanying the caption was a photo of Mama June and her family, including Anna, who sported short hair amid her cancer treatments.

Anna was diagnosed with stage four adrenal cancer in January after complaining of stomach pain. 

The Mayo Clinic reports adrenal carcinoma is a rare cancer that affects the adrenal glands in the kidneys. The adrenal glands produce hormones which deliver instructions to virtually every organ and tissue in the body.

The mother of two girls, Kaitlyn, 11, and Kylee, eight, underwent chemotherapy and immunotherapy in an attempt to beat her cancer. 

The mother of two girls, Kaitlyn, 11, and Kylee, eight, underwent chemotherapy and immunotherapy in an attempt to beat her cancer

The mother of two girls, Kaitlyn, 11, and Kylee, eight, underwent chemotherapy and immunotherapy in an attempt to beat her cancer

 Over the summer, the From Not to Hot star revealed that Anna’s cancer was terminal. 

‘We know it’s terminal. She’s stage 4. She’s not gonna go into remission,’ she wrote, adding: ‘We’ve all accepted that, so I just tell people one day at a time ’cause you never know.’

On Friday she took to social media to ask her 758,000 Instagram followers for prayers.

‘Y’all we are asking for prayers for our family as we are going through this process,’ the Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo alum wrote.

‘We really appreciate y’all for all the thoughts and prayers and we will update y’all whenever we can,’ she said, adding, ‘just know that all of your thoughts and your prayers are very much appreciated during this time, she explained, adding the hashtags, ‘#mamajune #cancersucks #family #prayers.’

She didn’t mention her daughter explicitly, but her followers knew immediately she was referring to Cardwell.

Cardwell tied the knot with partner Eldridge Toney on March 4 in Wilkinson County, Georgia while undergoing chemotherapy, after previously expressing her desire to wed two months prior while she still felt well enough , reports TMZ

Cardwell tied the knot with partner Eldridge Toney on March 4 in Wilkinson County, Georgia while undergoing chemotherapy, after previously expressing her desire to wed two months prior while she still felt well enough , reports TMZ

Two days before her somber announcement, the reality star had asked her fans and followers on social media to pray for her ailing daughter

Two days before her somber announcement, the reality star had asked her fans and followers on social media to pray for her ailing daughter

‘Anna sending you many many many prayers. God bless you sweetheart. ❤️,’ one concerned fan wrote.

‘Lord please have Anna in your hands and help her and her family In this time that they need you,’ added another.

One follower empathized with June’s struggle, writing, ‘From a mom of a cancer warrior.. angel.. my sincere thoughts and prayers for you all.’

June’s 23-year-old daughter, Lauryn ‘Pumpkin’ Efird reposted adding, ‘Say a prayer for our family.’ 

Anna was diagnosed with stage four adrenal cancer in January after complaining of stomach pain

Anna was diagnosed with stage four adrenal cancer in January after complaining of stomach pain

Cardwell’s 18-year-old little sister  Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo‘ Thompson took to social media on Sunday to remember her as well.

Sharing with her 1.1 million followers, Thompson wrote, ‘This is one post I wish I didn’t have to make.’

She shared the same family portrait as her mom did along with a heartbreaking caption as she grieved the fresh loss.

‘Last night we all surrounded Anna with love & let her know it was okay to go. Unfortunately around 11pm Anna took her last [breath],’ she said.

The note continued, ‘Anna was in so much pain last night but now as a family we all know she is at peace now. I really don’t know what to say as my heart is completely broken.’

The college student voiced: ‘Watching my 29 year old sister this last year battle this horrible disease hasn’t been easy. Anna was a fighter & still is. Lord please wrap your arms around her 2 babies & our family as the next couple of days will make this all a reality.’

She went on to say that her bigger sister waited until she arrived home to transition.

‘I’m so glad that you waited til i was home to take your last breath! I would’ve loved for you to get to see me graduate college but i know you will forever cheer me on in heaven!’ she said in the caption.

‘We will all make sure your legacy lives on forever. And i promise to always make sure to celebrate our birthday like you never left! The sky looks a little bit different today. We will always love you Anna,’ a heartbroken Honey Boo Boo added.

And finally, she said, ‘You hit me hard with his one Anna but i know [you’re] in a better place now and pain free forever!’

The 29-year-old reality television personality passed away on Saturday night following a months-long battle with her cancer diagnosis

Alana 'Honey Boo Boo ' Thompson took to social media on Sunday to remember her late sister Anna

Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Thompson took to social media on Sunday to remember her late sister Anna

Eventually, Anna's cancer spread to her liver, kidneys and lungs

Eventually, Anna’s cancer spread to her liver, kidneys and lungs

The mother of two girls, Kaitlyn, 11, and Kylee, eight, underwent chemotherapy and immunotherapy in an attempt to beat her cancer

The mother of two girls, Kaitlyn, 11, and Kylee, eight, underwent chemotherapy and immunotherapy in an attempt to beat her cancer

Eventually, Anna’s cancer spread to her liver, kidneys and lungs. 

The average age of patients with adrenal cancer is 46, but it can occur in people of any age, even in children, according to the American Cancer Society.

Adrenocortical carcinomas start in the outer layer of the adrenal glands, which are next to the kidneys. The adrenal glands are small glands producing hormones.

Most growths that form in the adrenal glands are noncancerous.

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