Harvey, IL – Friends and relatives of the late Juice Wrld said their farewells during a private open-casket funeral on Friday (December 13). The services took place at the Holy Temple Cathedral Church of God in Harvey, Illinois near his hometown of Chicago.
Juice Wrld’s mother Carmella Wallace penned a loving tribute for the funeral program, which was obtained by TMZ.
“My dear son Jarad, God trusted me to raise you and I poured all I had into you as the Lord guided me,” Wallace wrote. “We were inseparable and even though you left home early, we were always in each other’s hearts and always had a special bond.”
“We were always overjoyed to see each other, and you still called me ‘mommy’ as you hugged and kiss me when you saw me. Your love was pure and innocent, and your heart was genuine. You truly cared about people and wanted to make the world a better place. I am going to miss you dearly. Rest in peace my dear one; mommy loves you.”
— Kollege Kidd (@KollegeKidd) December 13, 2019
The program also included multiple black-and-white portraits of the 21-year-old, along with photo collages of Juice Wrld and his loved ones.
Juice Wrld died last Sunday (December 8) at Advocate Christ Medical Center after suffering a seizure at Chicago’s Midway Airport.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office is still working on an official cause of death pending several tests, including cardiac pathology, neuropathology, toxicology and histology. However, the multi-platinum selling artist reportedly ingested several Percocet pills prior to his death.
Juice Wrld’s siblings, Brian, Alyssa and Maya Wallace, remembered their brother fondly in the funeral program as well.
Opening with a Plato quote, they wrote, “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, fight to the imagination and life to everything. Jarad, you brought life, light and laughter to everyone you met. We will carry you in our hearts always. We love you.”