July 01, 2013 06:47:08 GMT
RiRi says of her late gran Dolly, 'I miss the way you looked right at me, and I miss looking back at you, that proud look on your face!'
Rihanna marks one year of her grandmother Clara "Dolly" Braithwaite's death with a moving tribute on Instagram. She begins her loving message to remember her late gran, "Today marks one year since you crossed the bridge! Still you never left..."
"I can still remember your laugh, and I miss it, I miss the sound of your voice, your beautiful hands, the way you danced and got so happy when you heard music, I miss doing your makeup and taking your pictures, I miss the way you looked right at me, and I miss looking back at you, that proud look on your face!" so she writes.
"Never did I think it could be this soon, but I'm happy you're in Heaven, laughing and dancing with the Angels! Dolly you are my precious Angel, I love you beyond what words can describe! I just miss you Gran Gran! #Dolly #FirstAnniversary"
Last year, RiRi etched a tattoo of an ancient Egyptian goddess sitting with one of her knees bended and her wings spread across her ribcage. The body art was dedicated to Dolly who lost battle against cancer in June that year.
To honor the memories of her late grandmother, she donated $1.75 million to the radiotherapy department at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown, which was later renamed the Clara Braithwaite Centre for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine.