TRAGIC Kayla Carey wanted to be immature forever, her wake mass listened today.
The six-year-old girl died after being struck down by meningitis last week.
Hundreds of family and friends collected this morning in Kayla’s local Navan, Co Meath, as she was laid to rest.
Catholic clergyman Fr Kevin Heery told the wake mass the schoolgirl wanted to stay young.
The clergyman said: “Kayla enjoyed being a immature girl and she pronounced she wanted to stay tiny forever.
“It breaks the heart that her little end came loyal as we urge that sky will reunite us.”
Heartbroken relatives Geraldine and Martin, sister Faith and hermit Brooklyn fought backs tears during the romantic service at St Mary’s Church in Navan.
Mourners were told Kayla desired seeing everybody happy.
Fr Heery said: “Kayla had a lovely, utterly little way about her.
“She was so supportive to other children, she always wanted to see them happy.”
Prayers were also pronounced for Kayla’s cousin Jasmine, ten, who stays in hospital after she too was diagnosed with meningitis.
The two children diagnosed with the illness attended the same school, Scoil Mhuire in Navan.
The cousins were diagnosed on Thursday and rushed to Temple Street Hospital in Dublin where Kayla died a brief time after.