Elton John’s mother passed away on December 4; the family held a private funeral for her on Wednesday where the singer paid tribute to her for “bringing me into this world.”
Sheila Eileen Farebrother was 92.
In a post on Instagram after the funeral, John shared a tribute to his late mother, calling the service “perfect.”
Dear Mum, Today’s funeral was perfect. Having the service in the family chapel and attended by your brother and sister brought us all comfort. Having the service where Nan lived out her final days brought you and your Mother back together again. Tomorrow your friends will gather separately to say their good byes. I’ve chosen all the music so everything will be just right. Thank-you for bringing me into the world and for all that you have done for me. Love, Elton #RIP
John and his mother only recently settled differences, which had kept them estranged for nearly seven years, from 2008 to 2016.