Conway Twitty’s Family Mourns Devastating Loss
(Left Photo: Norma Jean, Michael Twitty, Velma Lee, Conway Twitty. Right Photo: Lawrence Keeling, Norma Jean.) Facebook / Michael Twitty
With great sadness, the wonderful and gifted family of country music icon Conway Twitty has announced the passing of one of the beloved family members and have shared their grief on social media along with beautiful tributes and memories.
Conway Twitty, who passed away in 1993, has been lauded as one of the most influential artists in the history of country music and is credited with helping to shape the landscape of the genre during his great tenure. He and Loretta Lynn proved to be a fearless duo and stole the hearts of millions worldwide over the years.
Today, his son Michael Twitty and grandson Tre Twitty carry on his legacy through tribute shows and a variety of performances – often partnering with some of Loretta Lynn’s family members for certain concerts. Truly, they honor Conway in one of the best ways.
Unfortunately, both Michael and Tre shared the news of their beloved Uncle / great uncle’s passing this week on social media – and shared a beautiful photo of he and their aunt Norma Jean, who is Conway’s baby sister.
“R.I.P to my Uncle, Lawrence ‘Unk’ Keeling, who was married to my Aunt and ‘Second Mom’, Norma Jean, Dad’s little sister,” Michael said along with a photo of Norma and Lawrence. “He truly was one of the finest men I’ve ever met in my travel through life, and we all respected & loved him dearly. He WILL be sorely missed, but I know he’s with the Lord now, and hangin’ with Dad some, too. ‘Vaya Con Dios’ (go with God), Unk, and we’ll see you again soon.❤️?????”
Tragically, Lawrence’s passing comes just days after Norma Jean celebrated her 80th birthday on July 24th.
In the above undated photo from Michael Twitty on Facebook, you can see Norma Jean with Michael, Velma Lee Jenkins (Conway’s mother), Conway Twitty, and Howard Jenkins (Conway’s brother).
The photo Michael shared of Norma Jean and Lawrence is from about 1989 and is one that Tre also used to honor his late great uncle and share his family’s deep sense of loss and grief.
See Tre’s full post below and join us in praying for this wonderful family during such a difficult time.