Mackenzie McKee’s mother, Angie Douthit, sadly passed away this week after her battle with cancer. The former “Teen Mom” star’s family announced the news on Douthit’s Instagram account on Tuesday. Days before her mom’s death, McKee shared a photo on Instagram of her new tattoo.
The new ink is on the inside of her forearm and it reads, “Always be kind.” McKee revealed that it was written in her mom’s handwriting. “In her own handwriting,” she captioned it with a heart emoji.
“Beautiful mom and daughter photos and my daughter did the same tattoo in her grandmom’s handwriting,” one fan commented.
“I got my dad’s handwriting on my forearm a few weeks before he passed away. It’s my most treasured tattoo,” another shared.
“On Monday, December 9 at 11:37pm, Angie finished her race,” the family’s death announcement read. “Her last days were spent lovingly surrounded by family and friends as they prayed, sang, and shared funny Angie stories.
“Angie found out about her cancer in January 2018. She wanted to keep everyone informed of what was going on so she made a social media post. The next day she made another. And then another. And what started as an easy way to convey information turned into wildfire of hope that spread over the world. She wasn’t able to sleep an entire night so she would wake up around 3am to write her posts.”
McKee wrote her own tribute to her mom on Instagram on Tuesday.
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 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,” she wrote.
“He has watched her love others, forgive others, and show others true kindness,” she 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.”