There is no picture more painful than that of a mother at the funeral of her son.
The Osmonds have surrounded Marie Osmond in Provo, Utah during her darkest moment: the funeral for her son Michael Bryan (Michael Blosil) at The Church of Jesus Christ and Latter-day Saints.
Marie wore all black and stood stoically beside her daughter outside the Mormon Church and RadarOnline.com has all the details of the heart-breaking day.
She watched as her 18-year-old son’s body was being taken away. Among the pallbearers was her brother Donny, who was grief-stricken. Brothers Merrill, Wayne, Jay and Jimmy joined in the somber ceremony. 450 family and friends came to witness Michael being laid to rest.
All of Michael’s siblings spoke at the service Friday afternoon, except for his bisexual sister Jessica. Donny broke down during the invocation when he asked God to give his sister, Marie, love and comfort.
Thomas S. Monson, the president of the church, gave the family a blessing before the funeral. He was the only one to make a remark about Michael’s suicide, saying, “When one end his own life, whose mind so clouded, he is no longer accountable for actions.”
Michael’s brothers and sisters recalled that he was a clean freak, played five instruments, helped the homeless, was respectful to women and that it pained him to see other people suffer.
An eyewitness at the funeral says, his sister, Rachel, also recalled that when Michael was with her, he was such a gentleman that always carried her purse. She said, “He was the one person who was always there to comfort me. There’s nothing more I want now than a hug from him.”
And Michael’s oldest brother Stephen Craig, by Marie’s marriage to first husband Steve Craig, stated, “He (Michael) told my mom, nobody would ever come to his funeral – well they were wrong!”
Michael, who had suffered from depression, took his own life Friday February 26th. He was one of 5 adopted children. Marie had a total of eight children.