Today singer Usher, his ex-wife Tameka Foster-Raymond and biological dad Ryan Glover, family and friends will wave goodbye to Kile Glover today in whats expected to be an emotional funeral service. The young teenager passed away last Saturday after his heart failed when he was removed from life support and many supporters are expected to pack the Wieuca Road Baptist Church where the service will be held.
Recently Tameka took to her Twiiter account to thank fans for their outpouring support.
"I appreciate the hundreds, perhaps thousands of prayers. I'm so grateful to you guys. Kile was the most fun, creative, sweet, respectful boy" Tameka tweeted. "Our goal to to increase water safety- thru implementing laws, policies & education. Kiles passing will not be in vain, we will see to this."
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.
"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.