Josiah Leming Speaks on his Late Mother

By now, you all know that Season 7 Idol contestant, Josiah Leming, lost his mother, Sharon Leming, to cancer on Tuesday.   He released a statement to MTV late Wednesday night:

“To all my friends: I just wanted to thank everyone for their outpouring of love and kindness. Mom fought this for a long time, [and] passed away on Tuesday, June 16th surrounded by her family and loved ones, ” Josiah’s statement read. “She had aggressive leiomyosarcoma and she fought it for 10 years. … I know many of you got to know my mom through her postings, and we all thank you for sharing in her life and story. Now my family needs time to be together, and mourn in private.”

Josiah also added that condolences can be posted at Sharon’s Web site.

According to Leming’s hometown paper, The Citizen Tribune, a funeral service for Sharon will be held on Friday at her church, Open Door Baptist, and her family “will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., prior to the service at the church.” Leming will be laid to rest the following day in North Carolina.

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