Kailia Posey is always the queen of her loved one’s heart.
Friends and family of Toddlers and tiaras The star came together on May 14 to honor the 16-year-old who took her own life earlier this month.
A special celebration of the life event was held at North County Christ the King Church in Lynden, Washington and was streamed live on the church’s website. A large crowd, including more than 700 virtual attendees, gathered to share photos, videos and personal stories of the teenager.
People reported that Kailia’s brother Jayden Kai fought back tears as he recalled memories of rooting on his sister during her beauty contests, just like she had done during her own football matches, saying, “I just wanted her to know that she had someone and that I was always there for her”
The reception ended and a selfie booth in honor of “Kailia’s love for selfies”.
On May 2, Kailia’s mom Marcy Posey Gatterman confirmed the teenage beauty queen had died, saying she had “no words or thoughts”.
“I have no words or thoughts,” she wrote on Facebook, alongside a photo of her daughter. “A beautiful baby girl is gone. Please give us some privacy as we mourn the loss of Kailia. My forever baby.”