In an interview with PEOPLE magazine, NeNe highlighted that even in Gregg’s last days, he wanted to ensure she and their entire family would be taken care of.
One of his final acts as a family man was to lessen the load in their transition to living a life without him.
“Gregg handled a lot of things in our life. There were some things I didn’t know — some of the simple things. I didn’t even know who the lawn guy was,” NeNe said. “I was having to ask him questions like that. And he said to me, ‘If you go into my office and look on the wall, I left an envelope taped to the wall.’ And so I went and looked on the wall and there was a manila folder he had stuck to the wall that said, ‘Open this if anything ever happens to me.’
“When I opened it up, he had a letter to Brentt [their 22-year-old son] and telling us certain things like, where we needed to pay stuff and who was the accounting person to talk to because we didn’t know anything. And I thought to myself when I looked through all the stuff that he had written and the things that he had left, that that took a lot of strength.”
NeNe also said that she is having a hard time coming to terms with him being gone and keeps thinking to herself that “he’s away on a trip and he’ll be right back.”
“I’m still waiting for him to come home,” she said.