A country star tells the story of singing at Craig Morgan’s son’s funeral Entertainment Tonight screenshot
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When the family and friends of Craig Morgan’s son Jerry Greer came together on the morning of July 16 to say goodbye to the 19-year-old who died earlier in the week as a result of a tubing accident, everyone in attendance at the funeral was looking for hope, understanding and solace.

Luckily, music always has a way to give us just that.

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At the funeral that was held at the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Nashville, country singer Mallary Hope sang a song for the mourners. And yes, she was mourning herself.

“I was asked to sing at the graveside burial for Jerry Greer today,” she said on her Facebook page July 16, according to “Entertainment Tonight.” “As a mother, I cannot imagine the pain of losing a child. I ask that everyone keep Craig, Karen, their children and family in your prayers as they say their earthly goodbyes to their son. My heart is heavy for this beautiful family. There’s nothing I can say, or do, to help make the pain go away. But in times like these, we can help one another by being there for each other through prayer.”

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A memorial scholarship has been set up “to honor Jerry’s energy, athleticism, and love of life.” According to a press release, donations to the Jerry Greer Memorial Scholarship fund may be sent to: Tri-Star Bank 719 East College St., Dickson, Tennessee 37055.

Jerry's friends are selling bracelets and stickers at Dickson County High School this morning with all proceeds…

Posted by Craig Morgan on Tuesday, July 19, 2016


Family and friends are already coming together to raise money for the scholarship, as indicated in a post on Craig’s FB page on the morning of July 19.

Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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