Angela Simmons is grieving the death of her grandmother. The Growing Up Hip Hop star announced the sad news on Instagram on Friday, November 22, and shared a heartbreaking tribute to her.
"Last night heaven gained an angel. My Grandmother. ... I can’t believe I’m even typing this. Grandma. ... I miss you already. I love you. I can hear your voice telling me don’t worry. It’s so hard not to. Man. Wasn’t really expecting this. Until we meet again. ?? #GoneTooSoon," Angela, 32, lovingly captioned two photos of herself and her beloved grandmother.
Fans and friends took to the comments to share their condolences and love to Angela during this tragic time. Makeup artist Jessica Smalls simply commented several red heart emojis. Former WNBA player Lisa Leslie wrote, "Sorry for your loss! Praying for you and your family! ????."
One user wrote, "Blessings to you and yours during this transition." Another follower said, "We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and your family ??❤️."
One of the photos had Angela's grandma cradling the reality star's baby son, Sutton Joseph Tennyson. The other snapshot had the two lovingly looking down at the newborn as her baby’s father Sutton Tennyson smiled next to them. The former Run’s House star gave birth to Sutton Joseph in 2016.
An officer from the Atlanta Police Department said in a statement at the time, “Upon arrival, officers discovered a 37-year-old black male lying deceased, with multiple gunshot wounds, inside an open garage at the location. Preliminary information indicates the victim had been talking in the driveway with another man, when the conversation escalated and the suspect shot the victim multiple times. The suspect sped from the scene in a car."
The mother of one suffered another great loss when her baby daddy and former fiancé was gunned down and killed in November 2018 in his garage in Atlanta.
On the one year anniversary of Sutton's death, Angela honored him with an emotional post on social media. "And today marks a year since you left us. Sutton, you left us exactly a year ago today. I want to let you know your baby boy is flourishing, he’s growing. He’s everything you knew he’d be and even more. I look at him everyday and I see you so much. You’d be so proud of him," she captioned her post on November 3. "And we miss you. So much more to say. But thank you for everything. Gone but never forgotten. ♥️."