Jeezy spent the last year mourning the loss of his mother, Sharon Denise Jenkins, who passed away in January 2021. Ms. Jenkins lost an undisclosed health battle months after Jeezy’s wife, Jeannie Mai, almost died from epiglottitis.
On the one-year anniversary of his mother’s death, Jeezy penned a heartful message where he spoke about the difficulty in dealing with the loss and how he continues to push forward.
“When everything gets quiet, I can hear you telling me to keep my foot on they necks. Don’t forget where I came from. What I been through. Turn my pain in to power. Turn my wounds into wisdom,” Jeezy wrote. “You saw me take my first breath. I saw you take your last. I know you are still the life of the party behind those pearly gates. And tell uncle wade, he still owe me 20 Dollars.”
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He added, “Tell my big brother Michael I love him. And I hope he’s proud. No matter how I say I love you, I’ll always love you more than that. It’s only been a year. But it feels like a life time. You are forever in my thoughts and my prayers. Rest in paradise Queen.”
The relationship Jeezy had with his mother strengthened over the years. Die-hard Jeezy fans know the Snowman left his mothers home at 11 years old to sell drugs, and that fractured their relationship. The Atlanta native’s 2019 album TM104: The Legend of the Snowman was heavily influenced by his mother and their relationship.
Jeezy also welcomed his first child with his wife Jeannine earlier this month. Baby Jenkins’ arrival comes less than a year after Jeezy and Jeannie tied the knot at a private wedding ceremony in Atlanta last April. The baby’s name is Monaco Mai Jenkins, which Jeannine explained the meaning of during a segment with Complex.
“I thought Baby J’s name should be a J name because obviously Jeannie and Jeezy, makes sense, but that wasn’t the name that came to us,” Mai said. “What really came to us was how baby J came to fruition for us when we were dating.”
She continued to explain a trip to Monaco, France inspired the name as that was the vacation that took Jeannie’s relationship with Jeezy to the next level.