Family and friends gathered privately in Atlanta on Friday (July 27) to lay to rest young Kile Glover, Usher Raymond’s 11-year old stepson, who died from injuries suffered in a tragic Jet Ski accident earlier this month.
Glover was the son of Usher’s ex-wife, Tameka Foster, and Atlanta TV executive Ryan Glover. He was struck by a Jet Ski while floating in an inner tube on Atlanta’s Lake Lanier on July 6.
There was no fanfare outside the Wieuca Road Baptist Church on Peachtree Road where the funeral was held, but inside, the Glover, Foster and Raymond families received tremendous amounts of support from many esteemed members of Atlanta’s music and political communities. Ludacris, Jazze Pha and Phaedra Parks from “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” were just some of the celebrities in attendance. The hour-long service began at 11 a.m.
Young Kile was airlifted to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, where doctors subsequently pronounced him brain-dead. “We know God’s in control, and are leaning on our faith in Him and His word at this most difficult time,” the family told CNN in a statement. “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.”
Glover passed away on July 21 after being removed from life support .
Atlanta radio personality and Cash Money record artist DJ Greg Street sent out a tweet immediately after hearing the news of Glover’s death, expressing his support for the family. “Lil RG is an Angel now, Ryan, Tameka, Usher & the whole Glover Family we gotta make him proud,” he wrote.
The man driving the Jet Ski has been identified as 38-year-old Jeffrey S. Hubbard, a friend of the family. Police have determined that no drugs were involved in the accident, and Hubbard has not been charged with a crime. No word on whether or not he attended the funeral.
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