The holidays is a time to be with your family but sometimes it can be a harsh reminder of those close to you who have passed on.

Unfortunately for Kandi Burruss, she’s going through some times during this holiday season. She took to Instagram earlier today (December 27) to reveal that her aunt Hazel passed away.

“I lost my Aunt Hazel this morning,” she captioned under a throwback photo of her aunt. “Why does it always seem like we lose loved ones around the holidays? Please keep my family in your prayers.”

Burruss’ comments were lit up with well wishes and prayers and we’d also like to send our condolences to her. It’s hard to imagine what she’s going through right now.

According to a previous IG post (from yesterday), Kandi Burruss spent Christmas in Jamaica with her family, which sounds like an amazing get away.