PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A former Laney High School cheerleader is at the center of the Twitter-verse, as family members work to honor her memory.
Jasmin Grady died early Sunday morning in a car accident on Highway 17. Now, her twin brother is working to fulfill her last wish, which has Twitter trending in a big way.
Kenneth Grady, 20, said he and his twin sister Jasmin used to talk about what their last wish would be. He said it all started with a conversation with his sister.
“Just random little conversations,” Kenneth said. “She said if she was to ever pass, she wanted a big funeral, and she wanted Drake to sing at her funeral.”
So that’s what Kenneth set out to make happen. The night after she passed away in a car accident, he took to Twitter, and Twitter took off.
In a matter of hours, Kenneth’s hashtag topped the U.S. trending chart on Twitter, with tweets pouring in from all over. It even gained recognition from a few celebrities, like Keke Palmer and Montel Williams.
Former cheerleading teammate Natia Simmons said she kept up with Jasmin through social media after high school. “Her tweets, her posts on Instagram, her vines, everything,” she said. “We’re really going to miss seeing her.”
Getting Drake to come to the Port City might seem like a tall order, but Kenneth said even if he doesn’t come, that would be OK.
“I’m just glad for all the support she’s receiving, and my family is receiving,” Kenneth said.
Jasmin was going to be a junior at North Carolina A&T this fall.