Kile Glover, son of Tameka Foster and Ryan Glover was laid to rest this morning following a service at Wieuca Baptist Church. The arrangements were made by Willie A. Watkins funeral home. The service was a top of the line production that would have made Phaedra Parks proud. Hundreds of mourners attended the service in formal attire. The casket was removed from the church in a processional that included trumpeteers. Pictured left in a gray suit, is Kile’s father Ryan. Tameka Foster can be seen behind him with her surviving children. Kile was 11 years old.
Nene Leakes and her Boo Gregg returned from LA on the redeye to attend the funeral this morning. Cynthia Bailey and hubby Peter were also said to be in attendance. This surprises me. I would have expected Kandi and Phaedra to attend. So far I have no confirmation of that. Update: Phaedra was there. I am not surprised given her obsession with funerals.
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Tameka Foster and Ryan Glover’s son, Kile Glover, was removed from life support this morning at Egleston Children’s hospital. Kile sustained serious injuries while tubing on Lake Lanier with friends and family two weeks ago. TMZ reported that Kile was declared brain dead within days of the accident, and many presume he was brain dead when he arrived at the hospital due to the fact that a personal watercraft ran over Kile’s head. The Glover family has been struggling to accept this tragic loss since the accident occurred saying only that God is in control and that they were praying for a miracle. It is believed that while Kile was on life support, there were several long discussions between doctors and the Glover family urging them to consider organ donation. Children’s organs are very much in need and we can hope that perhaps the family allowed other children to live as a result of this terrible accident. Twitter is full of Atlanta celebrities tweeting their condolences today.
According to a TMZ source, the family friend whose personal watercraft ran over the large tube/raft that Kile and his 15 year old friend, Jordan, were riding on, simply lost control of the jet ski. Alcohol was not a factor in the accident. No charges have been filed against the jet ski operator. Our thoughts and prayers go to him as well.
Jordan, who sustained a broken arm and some head lacerations, is expected to make a full recovery. Jordan is the daughter of Peaches Chin who is the business partner of Kandi Burruss. Peaches is the manager of Kandi’s Tags retail store in Smyrna. The funeral arrangements for Kile are underway through Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home though no information is available at this time. Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home has been featured on the Real Housewives of Atlanta as part of the “Phaedra Parks fancies herself a funeral director” storyline.
UPDATE: TMZ is reporting that the investigation into the accident which took the life of Kile Glover is ongoing. This is true, DNR has done a number of computer reenactments of the accident and has not closed the case. However, what I am hearing is that the person on the PWC “lost control” of the vehicle. It’s not clear from my source whether there was alleged to be something wrong with the PWC or that the driver himself was unable to control the PWC. For there to be an increase in charges to the PWC operator, the driver would have to have had some reckless disregard for the law. In other words he would have had to intentionally violate the 100ft rule. I don’t really see that happening. Stay tuned.
|Kandi and her business partner Peaches Chin
The recent jet ski accident that has left Kile Glover brain dead has a Real Housewives of Atlanta connection. The previously unidentified 15 year old girl who was also injured in the accident has been identified as Jordan, the daughter of Peaches Chin. Peaches is the business partner of Kandi Burrus in her Tags Boutique. Peaches is responsible for the day to day management of Tags.
Jordan was taken to Egleston by helicopter after a jet ski driven by a family friend collided with the large tube that she was riding on along with Kile Glover. It was believed that her injuries were limited to a broken arm and head lacerations; however, later reports suggested the injuries may be more significant. Neither family has publicly addressed the nature of the injuries.
Kile’s family made a statement to CNN asking for prayers, “We know God’s in control, and are leaning on our faith in Him and His word at this most difficult time…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.” Friends and family of Jordan have asked for prayers on Twitter.