Kailia Posey is still the queen of her loved one’s hearts.
The friends and family of the Toddlers & Tiaras star came together on May 14 to honor the late 16-year-old who took her own life earlier this month.
A special celebration of life event was held at North County Christ the King Church in Lynden, Wash. and was live-streamed on the church’s website. A large crowd, including more than 700 virtual attendees, gathered to share photos, videos and personal stories of the teen.
PeopleReports indicate that Kailia’s brother Jayden Kai held back tears as he recalled memories of rooting on his sister at her beauty pageants, just like she did at his own football games, saying, “I just wanted her to know that she had someone and I was always there for her”
A selfie booth was created in recognition of Kailia’s love for selfies.
On May 2, Kailia’s mom Marcy Posey, Gatterman confirmed the teenage beauty queen had passed away, saying she didn’t “have words or any thoughts.”
She wrote, “I don’t have any words or thoughts” on Facebook alongside a picture of her daughter. It’s a beautiful loss for her. We are so sorry for the pain caused by Kailia’s death. Please allow us to be private. Forever, my baby.”