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published : 2023-10-01

Kellie Pickler's Late Husband Honored at Private Celebration of Life Service

Kellie Pickler's late husband Kyle Jacobs remembered following his tragic passing

A photo of Kellie Pickler singing passionately on stage during a live performance. (Taken with Canon EOS 5D Mark IV)

Kellie Pickler's late husband Kyle Jacobs, a renowned musician, was honored at a private memorial service last month after his death by suicide at the age of 49 in February.

The three-hour celebration of life, held at Franklin First United Methodist Church in Tennessee, drew hundreds of mourners who paid tribute to the late songwriter and vocalist.

Pickler did not attend the ceremony, but it was livestreamed on YouTube for those who wished to join remotely.

According to a statement from Jacobs' family, the event was created as a means for them to cope with the shock of his passing and navigate life without their beloved son.

A heartfelt moment as mourners gather at the private memorial service, paying tribute to the late Kyle Jacobs. (Taken with Nikon D850)

The ceremony focused on celebrating Kyle's life and the profound impact he had on others. He was known for his genuine, humble spirit and his ability to touch the lives of those he knew, as well as strangers.

The service featured emotional speeches and musical performances by Jacobs' family, friends, and colleagues. It concluded with a heartfelt rendition of his song, 'You Are With Me.'

In her first public statement since Jacobs' death, Kellie Pickler expressed gratitude for the support she has received during the darkest time of her life.

She shared a valuable lesson her husband taught her: 'In a moment of crisis, if you don’t know what to do, 'Do nothing, just be still.' She thanked her family, friends, and supporters for the heartfelt letters, calls, and messages they sent her way.

An emotional shot of Kellie Pickler holding a framed photo of her late husband Kyle Jacobs, reminiscing their love story. (Taken with Sony Alpha a7 III)

Pickler and Jacobs had been together since 2010, announcing their engagement after a year and a half of dating. They surprised everyone with a spontaneous wedding ceremony on New Year's Day in 2011.

The article concludes by offering resources for those struggling with thoughts of suicide and reminding readers to reach out for help if they or someone they know is in need.