While everyone is recovering from their New Year’s celebration, Nelly is mourning the loss of his beloved grandmother, who passed away Friday morning (Jan. 2). The St. Louis native took to Instagram to pay tribute to the “strongest [woman] to ever grace this planet.”

In the touching photo (above), Nelly kisses the family matriarch on her forehead. The caption reads:

Today around 6am I lost One of the strongest women to ever grace this planet my granny was A LADY in every sense of the word..R.I.P GRANNY... .. My strength is with my father and his two sisters for they have endured so much in the past 10 to12months ..!! #HAYNESFAMILY ....."

In another picture, Nelly’s grandmother is photographed with her husband, who is also deceased.

"YA queen ON HER WAY PAPA....!!!Back together again..!!!! 61years together in life .!!eternity thereafter...!! #HAYNESFAMILY #RIPGRANNY," wrote Nelly.

We send our heartfelt condolences to Nelly's family. May his grandmother rest eternally in peace.

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