Entertainment TV Lisa Rinna Prepares to Mark Her First Mother's Day Without Mom Lois: 'Gonna Be Hard' Lisa Rinna's mom, Lois, died in November 2021 By Dory Jackson Dory Jackson Instagram Twitter Website Dory Jackson is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE's digital TV team. While at the brand, she's had the opportunity to interview a long list of celebrities, from Kate Hudson to Pierce Brosnan to Billy Porter. She also recaps popular TV shows like The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules.The New York-based Maryland native graduated from Randolph-Macon College in May 2016 with a focus in Communication Studies and Journalism. She came to PEOPLE in March 2021 after working at a number of major news companies, including Newsweek and Us Weekly. She also previously co-hosted a podcast called "Idol Nation." People Editorial Guidelines Published on May 6, 2022 03:10 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Mother's Day will feel a lot different for Lisa Rinna this year. On Instagram Friday, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star opened up about preparing to commemorate the holiday for the first time without her mom, Lois. Lois died in November 2021, days after suffering a stroke. She was 93. In her post, Rinna, 50, shared a meme of the mother-daughter duo emoting the "same energy" from separate moments on RHOBH. "I was feeling a sense of dread and I couldn't figure out why," wrote Rinna, who shares daughters Amelia Gray Hamlin and Delilah Belle Hamlin with husband Harry Hamlin. "And then I realized that this will be the first Mother's Day without Lois. Gonna be hard. 💔." RHOBH's Lisa Rinna Pays Tribute to Mom Lois After Her Death: 'Strongest Person I've Ever Met' Following her mom's death in November, Rinna posted a photo on Instagram showing Lois on her wedding day. "Lois DeAndrade Rinna. June 7, 1928 - November 15, 2021 5:05 am," she captioned the throwback shot. "Heaven Has a New Angel. 🦋😇🙏🏼💗." "She was a survivor and the strongest person I've ever met," Rinna added in a separate post at the time. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. The Rinna Beauty founder later opened up about how she was coping with Lois' passing, saying that the "hardest part is going on." "Continuing, going back to the routine and to your obligations and work but you're not the same," she wrote on Instagram later that month. "You'll never be the same but you must do the same things that you were doing before ... because that's the way of living." Rinna continued, "So as I try to do what I was doing, I'm doing it through different eyes and a different heart. Now off to sell lipstick and go kick some ass over there at RHOBH." Lisa Rinna and Lois Rinna. Charley Gallay/Getty Lisa Rinna Recalls Her Late Mother Lois' Best Beauty Advice: 'She Knew What Worked for Her' Rinna's husband also called it a "tough moment" for their family. "Lois was so great and we loved her so much. I loved her like my own mother," Harry, 70, told PEOPLE (the TV show!). "She was dancing just two weeks before she passed." In the time since her death, Rinna has periodically shared photos and videos of Lois on social media. It's something she told PEOPLE she plans to keep doing, especially since her mother's appearances on RHOBH built her such a strong fan base. "Lois was so beloved," Rinna said in March. "It was such an honor to share her with the world. And those posts, they keep her alive."