Today, mourners gathered to say goodbye to Kile Glover, the 11-year-old son of Tameka Raymond and television executive Ryan Glover. Kile’s former stepfather, Usher, was in attendance, according to multiple news outlets.
Wieuca Road Baptist Church was the site of the service which was arranged by Phaedra Parks and Watkins Funeral Home. According to Sister 2 Sister, Kile was dressed in a white suit with sunglasses. His body was reportedly escorted to the service via a white horse-drawn carriage.
Inside the funeral program, family shared a personal postcard Kile sent from his iPhone while on vacation. “Hello from paradise, wishing you were here,” it read. “Our vacation is everything we have hoped for and more. We’re also excited to come home to family and friends.” The young boy was also honored with a video titled, “A Beautiful Mind.”
Kile was left in critical condition after a jet ski accident on July 6. He and a teenage friend were riding on an inner tube pulled behind a pontoon boat when they were struck by a jet ski. The man operating the jet ski, 38-year-old Jeffrey S. Hubbard, is identified as a family friend. Glover was pronounced brain dead soon afterwards. He died last weekend after being taken off life support.
Tameka tweeted that she’s setting up a fund in Kile’s memory. “I appreciate the hundreds, perhaps thousands of prayers,” she tweeted. “I’m so grateful to you guys. Kile was the most fun, creative, sweet, respectful boy. Many have asked where to send flowers. But in lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a contribution to the Kile Glover Fund at Bank of America.”
Tameka’s goal is to raise awareness for water safety by “implementing laws, policies and education.” Tameka promises that Kile’s passing will not be in vain.