Lane Graves, the 2-year-old Nebraska boy who was killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World, will be given a beautiful funeral service.
Two-year-old Lane was snatched and killed by an alligator at the Disney Beach Resort in Orlando on Tuesday, June 14.
A wake was held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Elkhorn, Nebraska, at 3 p.m. on Monday, June 20. The funeral will be taking place at the same church on Tuesday, June 21, at 10 a.m.
It was reported earlier that there has been huge support for Matt and Melissa Graves after the death of their son. The Graves family had released an emotional new statement on Saturday, June 18, to say they were overwhelmed by the response. According to WOWT Omaha News, during the wake, the attendees gathered outside St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Elkhorn. They were offering hugs and prayers for the family.
“We understand the public’s interest, but as we move forward this weekend, we ask for and appreciate the privacy we need to lay our son to rest,” said Matt Graves. “Neither Melissa, myself or anyone from our family will be speaking publicly; we simply cannot at this time.”
Family members, loved ones and community members attended the wake in the form of a vigil. They wore blue ribbons for Lane Graves.
Lane was playing in the shallow waters of a lagoon at a Disney World resort on Tuesday when a seven-foot alligator grabbed him.
After searching for several hours, local officials found the toddler’s body. According to People, it was later announced by the officials that the toddler died from “drowning and traumatic injuries.”
The Graves, along with their 4-year-old daughter Ella, returned home to Elkhorn after the incident.