"As a young child, Frank asked Jesus into his heart and that remained with him for the rest of his life," she said. "He strayed from his faith on occasion, but his faith never left him, and especially after we found each other and started sharing our faith together, it became more and more and more important to Frank."
"His world got smaller as his God got bigger, and he'd want you to know that he died in complete peace," she added. "He knew every sin that he ever committed was forgiven. He had that hope that he would be with the Lord, and that we would be someday with him as well."
Last month, Frank's family revealed in a statement that although the Hall of Fame running back died of natural causes, he was also found to have had chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) -- a degenerative brain disease.
"After losing our beloved husband and father, Frank Gifford, we as a family made the difficult decision to have his brain studied in hopes of contributing to the advancement of medical research concerning the link between football and traumatic brain injury," the statement read. " … We miss him every day, now more than ever, but find comfort in knowing that by disclosing his condition we might contribute positively to the ongoing conversation that needs to be had."