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 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.
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.