Usher’s stepson Kile Glover will be laid to rest during a funeral service scheduled to take place in Atlanta on Friday. The 11-year-old died from heart failure last week after being taken off life support following a tragic jet-ski accident in early July.
Glover, who is the son of Usher ex-wife Tameka Foster and Atlanta TV executive Ryan Glover, was struck by a jet ski on Atlanta’s Lake Lanier on July 6 while riding an inner tube with a friend. He was immediately airlifted to the hospital, where doctors pronounced him brain-dead . Glover was removed from life support last weekend, after his family previously issued statements asking fans for their prayers.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the funeral will be held at the Wieuca Road Baptist Church on Peachtree Road in Atlanta at 11 a.m. on Friday.
“We know God’s in control, and are leaning on our faith in Him and His word at this most difficult time,” the family said in a statement following the accident. “We firmly believe in the power of prayer and ask that you all continue to pray and lift Kile up, as it’s the best way we can all support him now.”
The man driving the jet ski that struck Glover was identified as 38-year-old family friend Jeffrey S. Hubbard. Police have not decided to press any charges so far. A second victim, a 15-year-old girl, was also injured in the accident, but she’s said to be recovering after suffering from a broken arm and a cut on the head.