'Sister Wives' star Meri Brown asks late mom to look after Janelle's son Garrison in heartbreaking tribute

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By Kim Novak

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Meri Brown has shared a heartbreaking tribute to her late mother, also honoring her fellow Sister Wives star Janelle Brown's son Garrison, who died last week.

As previously reported, Janelle and Kody Brown had shared the news of their son, Robert Garrison Brown's death at the age of 25.

Janelle shared a statement telling fans: "Kody and I are deeply saddened to announce the loss of our beautiful boy Robert Garrison Brown. He was a bright spot in the lives of all who knew him.

"His loss will leave such a big hole in our lives that it takes our breath away. We ask that you please respect our privacy and join us in honoring his memory."

Lieutenant Charles M. Hernandez II of the Flagstaff Police Department confirmed to PEOPLE: "On 03/05/2024 Flagstaff Police officers responded to a report of a death inside a home."

The police added that it was Garrison's brother Gabriel, 22, who "discovered Mr. Brown deceased."

Lieutenant Hernandez continued: "At this time there is not any indication of foul play, and Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division are investigating."

Meri, who starred alongside Janelle and Kody on Sister Wives, a reality TV series that began on TLC in September 201o, documenting the lives of a polygamist family.

The show featured Kody and his wife Robyn, as well as his ex-wives Meri, Janelle, and Christine, as well as the 18 children they shared.

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The pair starred in Sister Wives together (L-R Robyn Brown, Meri Brown, Kody Brown, Christine Brown and Janelle Brown) Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Following the tragic news of Garrison's death, with the young man believed to have taken his own life, Meri has shared a touching tribute to him in a message about her own late mother who died in 2021.

She posted a photo of her with her mother, as she wrote: "This week has been full of an array of emotions, but I couldn't let this March 9th pass without acknowledging and celebrating my sweet mom on her birthday.

"She's the one who always gave comfort and support, and was there at the drop of a hat when you needed her. She loved without question and beyond measure. She made you feel like you were the only one in her world when you were with her. She served with a smile, and loved with her huge heart.

"She loved every one of her grandkids, no matter how they came into her family. They were all hers, and all of our kids lovingly called her 'Grandma'."

Meri, 53, added: "I have a little more comfort this week knowing that she was likely on Garrison's welcoming committee, smiling that perfect smile at him and holding his sweet face in her loving hands.

"Keep an eye on our boy up there, Mom! And give him a hug for me."

Following Garrison's death. TLC, the network behind Sister Wives, expressed their condolences, stating to PEOPLE: "We are devastated to hear of the tragic loss of Garrison Brown. We extend our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the Brown family at this difficult time."

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat at 988lifeline.org

Featured image credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

'Sister Wives' star Meri Brown asks late mom to look after Janelle's son Garrison in heartbreaking tribute

vt-author-image

By Kim Novak

Article saved!Article saved!

Meri Brown has shared a heartbreaking tribute to her late mother, also honoring her fellow Sister Wives star Janelle Brown's son Garrison, who died last week.

As previously reported, Janelle and Kody Brown had shared the news of their son, Robert Garrison Brown's death at the age of 25.

Janelle shared a statement telling fans: "Kody and I are deeply saddened to announce the loss of our beautiful boy Robert Garrison Brown. He was a bright spot in the lives of all who knew him.

"His loss will leave such a big hole in our lives that it takes our breath away. We ask that you please respect our privacy and join us in honoring his memory."

Lieutenant Charles M. Hernandez II of the Flagstaff Police Department confirmed to PEOPLE: "On 03/05/2024 Flagstaff Police officers responded to a report of a death inside a home."

The police added that it was Garrison's brother Gabriel, 22, who "discovered Mr. Brown deceased."

Lieutenant Hernandez continued: "At this time there is not any indication of foul play, and Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division are investigating."

Meri, who starred alongside Janelle and Kody on Sister Wives, a reality TV series that began on TLC in September 201o, documenting the lives of a polygamist family.

The show featured Kody and his wife Robyn, as well as his ex-wives Meri, Janelle, and Christine, as well as the 18 children they shared.

sister wives cast
The pair starred in Sister Wives together (L-R Robyn Brown, Meri Brown, Kody Brown, Christine Brown and Janelle Brown) Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Following the tragic news of Garrison's death, with the young man believed to have taken his own life, Meri has shared a touching tribute to him in a message about her own late mother who died in 2021.

She posted a photo of her with her mother, as she wrote: "This week has been full of an array of emotions, but I couldn't let this March 9th pass without acknowledging and celebrating my sweet mom on her birthday.

"She's the one who always gave comfort and support, and was there at the drop of a hat when you needed her. She loved without question and beyond measure. She made you feel like you were the only one in her world when you were with her. She served with a smile, and loved with her huge heart.

"She loved every one of her grandkids, no matter how they came into her family. They were all hers, and all of our kids lovingly called her 'Grandma'."

Meri, 53, added: "I have a little more comfort this week knowing that she was likely on Garrison's welcoming committee, smiling that perfect smile at him and holding his sweet face in her loving hands.

"Keep an eye on our boy up there, Mom! And give him a hug for me."

Following Garrison's death. TLC, the network behind Sister Wives, expressed their condolences, stating to PEOPLE: "We are devastated to hear of the tragic loss of Garrison Brown. We extend our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the Brown family at this difficult time."

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat at 988lifeline.org

Featured image credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images