B.B. King's Daughter I Never Got to Say Goodbye

5/15/2015 8:13 AM PDT

B.B. King's Daughter -- I Never Got to Say Goodbye

EXCLUSIVE

B.B. King's daughters didn't see him at all during the last 2 weeks of his life -- and are now just hoping they can be involved in planning his memorial.

Patty King tells TMZ ... she and her sister Karen Williams spoke to B.B.'s manager Laverne Toney on Thursday morning, and she had agreed to let them see B.B. on Saturday at noon. But Patty says Toney called her at 9:40 PM to say her father had died peacefully in his sleep.

As TMZ first reported ... Patty and her sister Karen had been at odds with Toney for months -- accusing her of elder abuse and stealing from King. Their claims were shot down in court last week.

Patty says her father wanted her to come and stay with him ... and she's distraught they were kept apart in his final days. Still, she says she wants to work with Toney to coordinate any plans to memorialize King.

She added ... her father "loved so big, loved people and people loved him. He always wanted to be kind to people. He was just such a great dad. He is so loved and so missed already.”