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“Mother of Joey de Leon passes away at 93”

The de Leon clan is mourning the death of their matriarch Emma Manahan Ramos, who passed away on Sunday, February 10, at 93.

Seasoned comedian Joey de Leon on Sunday confirmed the death of his mother, Emma Manahan Ramos, at age 93.

Sharing a photo of what appears to be her mahjong set, Joey said that his mother is “together again” with his late father, Jose “Pepe” Seoane de Leon, in heaven.

“Wala nang maka-quorum sa mahjong ang ermats ko kaya nag-last jai-alai na kagabi! Love you, Ma! Together again sila ni Papa Pepe! Play, este, pray for us!,” he said.

On Monday, the 72-year-old star remembered his ‘mama’ by way of sharing a black-and-white photo of them from his childhood.

“Thank you Mama for my first home… your WOMBDOMINIUM! I LOVE YOU!,” he said.

But it wasn’t only Joey who has been mourning his mother’s death in the family. His children Keempee, Jako and Jio, all took to social media to honor the life of their grandma as well.

“Lord, please Bless and Welcome [sic] Mama Emma in your Holy Kingdom,” Keempee, for one, wrote. “Sleep now mama. You’re in a better place now. You’re with our Creator be at peace. Mamimiss kita sobra Mama. Thank you sa lahat lahat sobra! I LOVE YOU! [sic]”

I will always remember your cotton white hair, down to the story of how you never colored it because apparently, once upon a time, Papa Pepe said that it looked good on you. I will always remember the genuine warmth and glee in your voice whenever you exclaim, “good evening!” as you walk through our front door on Sundays after hearing mass. I will always remember all the impromptu lessons, wisdoms and “pangarals” you would leave us, including that one time when you sat me down, and told me off – only to realize that you were referring to a totally different apo … because you really thought I was him. ? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And I will always remember our last conversation right before you fell ill … well, you first reminded me that I was very old. “Matanda ka na”, you repeatedly said. (And yes ma, I know. Haha) And right after that, you reminded me that it is important for us to be good to each other and to take care of one another, that we have to learn how to give and take, and that most importantly, we all have to be grateful in this life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I, for one, will always grateful for you. Thank you Mama Emma for everything. I will never forget you. Love You ?

A post shared by Jako de Leon (@jakodeleon) on Feb 10, 2019 at 5:43pm PST

Entertainment website Pep.ph reported that Emma’s wake is currently being held at the Faith Chapel of Arlington Memorial Chapels in Quezon City.