Kailia Posey is still the queen of the hearts of her beloved.
Friends and family of Toddlers and tiaras star came together on May 14 to honor the deceased 16-year-old who took his own life earlier this month.
A special celebration of the event of life was held at North County Christ the King Church in Lynden, Washington and was livestreamed on the church’s website. A large crowd, including more than 700 virtual participants, gathered to share photos, videos and personal stories about the teenager.
People reported that Kailia’s brother Jayden Kai held back tears as he recalled memories of messing with his sister at her beauty pageants, just as she did at his own football games, saying, “I just wanted her to know she had someone and I was always there for her. ”
The reception ended and a selfie stand in honor of “Kailia’s love for selfies.”
May 2 Kailia’s mother Marcy Posey Gatterman confirmed that the teenage beauty queen had passed away, saying she “had no words or any thoughts.”
“I have no words or any thoughts,” she wrote on Facebook along with a photo of her daughter. “A beautiful baby girl is gone. Just give us privacy while we mourn the loss of Kailia. My baby forever.”