Mackenzie McKee’s mother, Angie Douthit, died Monday evening after a lengthy battle with cancer. Fans and “Teen Mom” alums are all mourning the loss. On Tuesday, the father of “Teem Mom 2” star Chelsea Houska tweeted a message to McKee in the wake of the tragic news.
“I am certainly older and lost my parents many years ago, but my heart goes out to @DouthitKenzie because I can still feel the pain of the loss of a parent,” Randy Houska wrote. “It is a helpless feeling and one feels like there will be no end to it. Eventually memories bring smiles instead of tears.”
I am certainly older and lost my parents many years ago, but my heart goes out to @DouthitKenzie because I can still feel the pain of the loss of a parent. It is a helpless feeling and one feels like there will be no end to it. Eventually memories bring smiles instead of tears.
— Randy Houska (@PapaRandlicious) December 10, 2019
Kristina Shirtley, who is another member of the extended “Teen Mom” community, replied to the tweet: “My heart completely breaks for her. I lost my mom when I was 16 and will forever cherish the wonderful memories we had. Sending prayers to
@DouthitKenzie and her family.”
McKee posted a touching tribute to her mom on Instagram shortly after her death.
“Mom has been a Christ-like example to many people ever since she got saved. She doesn’t just talk the talk, she walks the walk,” she wrote.
“She is obedient to her Savior. She led dad to the Lord a long time ago. Since then, mom has been a faithful Christ-like example to dad. When mom got sick, she was very weak and it was hard for her to raise her hands. So anytime she would worship and have the desire to raise her hands, she would grab dads hand and he would help her lift her arm up to worship.”
“Dad has watched mom these last two years share the Gospel with the world. He has watched her love others, forgive others, and show others true kindness,” McKee continued.
“This has changed dad tremendously and he has grown in his relationship with Christ. All of us kids have seen a huge difference in dad over the last two years. When mom first got sick, dad shut down and it was hard for him to even talk. Yesterday when we worshipped together, mom was too weak to move. Dad grabbed her hand and lifted it in the air so she could worship. Instead of how dad acted two years ago, he has been able to lead us toward Christ. People are watching you. Be that example of Christ.”