Vanessa Bryant understandably wanted a private service for her family to mourn the loss of her husband Kobe, and their daughter Gianna. The private funeral was held in Corona Del Mar, California on Friday, February 7th. They were laid to rest quietly with no media coverage.
On Monday, February 24th, a public memorial service will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Mayor Eric Garcetti confirmed the memorial in late January. The lives of Kobe, Gianna, and the other eight victims of the tragic helicopter crash will be celebrated.
The ceremony is expected to shine a light on the many contributions Kobe Bryant gave to society as a whole. He will be memorialized as an outstanding basketball player, a philanthropist, and a wonderful father.