“Black Ink Crew: Chicago” star Charmaine Walker is currently mourning the loss of her mother Glenda Walker, who’s made several recurring appearances on the VH1 show.
Glenda, passed away on Wednesday, October 23. The cause of death is currently unknown, but reports are claiming it was sudden.
Charmaine took to Instagram on Thursday and posted a photo of herself and her mother apparently at a bridal shop. The “Black Ink” star is slated to walk down the aisle with her fiancé Neek Bey next fall, and she unfortunately won’t have her mother by her side.
The WGCI radio host shared a heartfelt tribute to her late mother on Wednesday, writing, “Words can’t express how I feel 💔 I love you mommy and this is going to be hard to move on from. I assume it will get better over time.”
“You were the most loving woman on this planet and I hope to treat people with the same kindness that you always did,” the reality TV star continued. “My best friend, my mom. … I still have so much to share with you. I’m trying to stay positive but some moments are really hard. Thanks for being my number 1 fan since the day I was born. My diva mom I love you ❤️ 10/23/19.”
Several supporters and fans of Charmaine flooded her social media with condolences.
“I am so sorry @charmainej_tv I am praying for you and your dad. My heart goes out to you. ❤️🙏🏽 Sending my condolences”
“My heart goes out to you and your family…sending prayers your way I know this is a tough one!!! Much love!!!”
“So sorry to hear this! She was such a beautiful person. Will be praying for you and your family 🙏🏿🙏🏿.”
Charmaine’s “Black Ink” co-star Ryan Henry also sent her his condolences in a lengthy Instagram post.
“My condolences wouldn’t be nearly enough @charmainej_tv . I knew how much your mom was your best friend. I couldn’t imagine cuz I know what you meant to each other,” he wrote. “Whether I’m first on the scene to lift you or carry you, you know I got you and yours. Hold your head up 🙏🏾. She gotchu forever. Damn. 😔”
Charmaine revealed a few seasons ago that her mom was experiencing some sort of illness. Specifics have not been revealed.