Family and friends of Kellie Pickler’s late husband, Kyle Jacobs, gathered to rejoice his life seven months after his demise.
Franklin First United Methodist Church uploaded a recording of the non-public ceremony by way of YouTube on Monday, September 25, the place a whole bunch of individuals got here collectively to pay their respects.
“Whereas this celebration was lengthy in coming, it was needed for us, his mother and father, to deal with the shock of his passing, and to work by way of adjusting to this life with out our beloved son,” Jacobs’ household stated in a press launch. “Thus, Kyle’s Celebration of Life was created and introduced in a considerate and thorough approach to finest honor how Kyle lived his life.”
The assertion continued: “Kyle was a Lover of Life! He beloved his household and his buddies, and he earnestly confirmed love and introduced pleasure to numerous others he didn’t even know. Remembrances proceed to return to us day by day. He was recognized for his real, humble spirit and a capability to the touch one other individual’s life in a second.”
The gathering included musical performances in addition to private tales from Jacobs’ family members. Curb Information founder Mike Curb opened the ceremony, and Jacobs’ track “You Are with Me” performed on the finish of the service. Pickler, 37, for her half, didn’t seem to participate within the celebration primarily based on the footage.
“We wish to thank all of you who helped with the celebration, beginning with the counsel, love, prayer and professionalism of our church household,” the household concluded. “Second, we want to thank everybody who helped with placing this occasion collectively. The tales instructed, the songs sung, and the love shared have been a testomony to Kyle and to how he was in a position to attract individuals collectively in friendship, work, and enjoyable!”
Jacobs died at age 49 in February as a consequence of an obvious self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was discovered at his and Pickler’s dwelling in Tennessee.
“Mr. Jacobs’ spouse, Kellie Pickler, reported that she awoke a short while earlier, didn’t see her husband, and started searching for him. After she and her private assistant have been unable to open the door to the upstairs bed room/workplace, the assistant telephoned 911,” the Metropolitan Nashville Police stated in a press release on the time.
The Davidson Nation Medical Examiner confirmed in Might that Jacobs died by suicide. In accordance with an post-mortem report, he had a historical past of “pseudoseizures, gastrointestinal bleeding, elevated liver enzymes and power alcohol use.” Nevertheless, a toxicology report concluded that there have been no indicators of medicine in Jacobs’ system on the time of his demise.
Pickler broke her silence on her loss in August, revealing plans for a memorial service. “I’m planning an intimate memorial for my husband, which can occur later this fall, that’s what Kyle would have needed,” the actress stated in a press release. “One of the crucial stunning classes my husband taught me was in a second of a disaster, when you don’t know what to do, ‘do nothing, simply be nonetheless.’ I’ve chosen to heed his recommendation.”
She concluded: “Thanks to my household, buddies, and supporters, for the numerous letters, calls, and messages that you’ve got despatched my means. It has actually touched my soul and it’s serving to me get by way of the darkest time in my life. As lots of you may have instructed me, you might be all in my prayers.”
In the event you or somebody you realize is considering suicide, name the Nationwide Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.