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Kandi Burruss and Mama Joyce Visit Her Brother’s Grave — An Emotional Sneak Peek (VIDEO)

Kandi Burruss has gone through some tough times in her life, but perhaps none harder than the loss of her brother, Patrick.

In a new clip from, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star and Mama Joyce visit Patrick’s grave together and reminisce about his life.

“I just wonder what kind of man he would have been,” says a mournful Mama Joyce. “He was such a charmer.”

Kandi calls the death of Patrick, who died at age 22 after a car crash in Mexico, “the most devastating day of my life,” revealing that, following his death, she would pray to see him again, and often find herself talking to him in her dreams.

Kandi explains part of the vital role that Patrick played in his family’s life, telling Mama Joyce, “Patrick was always a mediator between us … he was always the one who could come talk to you for me and figure the whole situation out.”

While the loss of her brother is clearly still fresh in her mind, it’s far from the only tragedy that’s befallen the former Xscape singer — in 2009, Kandi’s ex-fiance, Ashley “A.J.” Jewell, a fixture on early seasons of RHoA, was shot and killed outside of an Atlanta strip club.

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