Jordin Sparks Buries Her 16-Year-Old Stepsister Who Died From Sickle Cell Anemia

Jordin Sparks is saying goodbye to her 16-year-old stepsister Bryanna Jackson-Frias, who died last Tuesday of complications from sickle cell anemia. Jordin shared a photo on her Instagram story on Monday where she's attending her stepsister's funeral and is staring down at her flower-laden coffin. She captioned the photo, "Rest in peace, Bryanna." 

Jordin Sparks Buries Her Stepsister

Jordin Sparks buries her 16-year-old sister, Bryanna. (Credit: Instagram Story)

Jordin announced her stepsister's passing in an emotional Instagram post last week where she addressed the death of Bryanna as well as her longtime friends, Leah LaBelle and Rasual Butler, who died in a car accident last week. 

Four Angels in a week. My heart is just so heavy & broken. I'm in shock, numb and feel everything all at the same time. Leah & Rasual (one of my closest friends and her amazing other half who also was a great friend), Bryanna (my step sister) and Q (my little cousin), you were such bright lights in this crazy world. You made everyone better just by knowing them. And your smiles made anyone's day better. The world is less sparkly without you in it. Rest In Peace and Power. I love you forever. Find Miles and hug him for me. ♥️ Tomorrow is not promised to any of us. Don't ever skip a chance to tell someone you appreciate them or how much you love them. Please, please continue to cover their families and our family with thoughts and prayers. #unicornsdontdie #sicklecellsux

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Of her stepsister, Jordin wrote, "You made everyone better just by knowing them. And your smiles made anyone's day better. The world is less sparkly without you in it. Rest In Peace and Power. I love you forever." 

Jordin first revealed Bryanna was suffering a sickle cell episode last Tuesday in her Instagram story. "Please keep my little sister, Bryanna, in your prayers," the 28-year-old singer captioned her story. "She's suffering from complications from sickle cell and is in the ICU fighting for her life."

Our hearts go out to Jordin and her family. 

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