Kile was honored with a video and collection of photos entitled “A Beautiful Mind.” Included in the funeral program, which was a testament to how much Kile loved and was loved by his family, was a postcard sent by him from his iPhone just before the accident:
“Hello from paradise, wishing you were here,” Kile wrote. “Our vacation is everything we have hoped for and more. We’re also excited to come home to family and friends.”
Kile was dressed in a white suit and glasses, and his body arrived at the service in a white horse-drawn buggy. Atlanta Mayor Kaseem Reed said special remarks about the child who left such an indelible mark on the world in such a brief time, reports Sister2Sister Magazine.
Many Atlanta dignitaries came to show their support for the family, including Patti Labelle, Ludacris, Fred Hammond, former Mayor Bill Campbell, Ambassador Andrew Young, Nene Leakes and producer Jazze Pha.
The funeral arrangements were entrusted to Attorney Phaedra Parks and the famed Watkins Funeral Home, under the direction of Mr. Willie Watkins.
Family friend Jeffrey Hubbard, 38, was identified as the man who ran over Kile and a 15-year-old girl on his personal watercraft. An investigation by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources ruled out alcohol as a deciding factor in the accident and no charges have been filed to date.
At the time that Kile was declared brain-dead, his family still refused to give up hope and asked for prayers via an official statement to CNN:
“We know God’s in control, and are leaning on our faith in Him and His word at this most difficult time,” Kile’s family said in a statement to CNN Tuesday. “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.”
Tameka Raymond tweets, ” I appreciate the hundreds, perhaps thousands of prayers. I’m so greateful 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 the you make a contribution to the Kile Glover Fund @ Bank of America. Our goal is to increase water saftey- thru implementing laws, policies and education. Kiles passing will not be in vain. we will see to this.” To donate to the Kile Glover Fund, Raymond tweeted, send contributions to “Bank of America Acct # 3340 3823 9828 OR via PayPal email TheKileGloverFund@gmail.com.