A grieving Vanessa Bryant honored her husband and daughter during a public memorial on Monday where she shared why she believes God took them both to Heaven at the same time.
Bryant delivered a heartbreaking eulogy during the star-studded “celebration of life” at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Before introducing Bryant, comedian Jimmy Kimmel spoke of the beloved basketball star’s strong Catholic faith and he instructed everyone in attendance to greet one another as they do in church.
The widow took the stage after a video montage and a song dedication by Beyoncé. She started by talking of her late daughter, Gianna, 13, who was killed in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26 alongside her father, Kobe, and seven others.
Bryant said her daughter was “one of my very best friends. … She was daddy’s girl but I know she loved her mama.”
The loving mother described her daughter as “competitive like her daddy,” “tender and loving on the inside,” “an incredible athlete,” “so energetic,” “confident but not in an arrogant way,” “our shepherd,” and a young lady who would have eventually been one of “the best player in the WNBA.”
Bryant then honored her husband.
Kobe “was mine, he was my everything,” she gushed, calling the iconic athlete “the most amazing husband.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law