Kylie Rae Harris was mourned by her friends and family in a celebration of life service on Wednesday, the 11th of September. Her loved ones gathered together at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas.
Kylie Rae Harris’ Heartfelt Funeral
Harris clipped the car in front of her, then lost control of her Chevrolet Equinox and careened into the path of oncoming traffic, as per local sheriff Jerry Hogrefe’s statement to the Taos News.
Family friend Deborah Mash tells E! News regarding the outpouring support Harris’ family have gotten since the tragedy.
“There was an outpouring of support from Texas musicians who attended in person and sent their condolences.”
She also adds that Harris’ stepfather Brent Cowan delivered the eulogy. Mash also narrated that shortly before the service, Harris’ daughter Corbie made the decision to sing one of her mother’s songs, performing “Twenty Years from Now” alongside Bonnie Bishop.
In a statement, Harris’ publicist expressed how heartbroken the family is.
“We have no further details to share, and ask for privacy for her family at this time. Everyone that knew Kylie knew how much she loved her family and, beyond that, how much she loved music. The best tribute to her unmatched enthusiasm for both is to spread as much love as you can today, and listen to music that fully inspires you.”
Hours before the fatal crash, Harris’ social media presence was also prominent. She was tweeting and posting a series of videos on her Instagram Stories that documented her road trip through New Mexico, where she was scheduled to play at the Big Barn Dance Music Festival in Taos.
The videos were particularly eerie as a teary-eyed Harris discussed how all of her family members who lived in Taos, with the exception of her uncle, had died there.
“Driving these roads — I’ve been driving for 12 hours — you would think that’s so exhausting and boring but like, the last couple of hours driving through the mountains, I’m just remembering my place in the backseat as a little kid when my dad was making these treks here. It was the f— best, and I started getting really sad.”
Kylie Rae Harris