Hundreds of mourners gathered Saturday in Columbus, Georgia to say goodbye to Kim Porter.
Photos and video posted on social media showed Porter’s former boyfriend Sean “Diddy” Combs, Al B. Sure, Usher, Tichina Arnold, Mary J. Blige, Russell Simmons and other celebrities arriving at Cascade Hills Church for Porter’s funeral.
The Columbus native died on Nov. 15 at her home in Los Angeles at age 47.
Combs spoke at the funeral about his emotional bond with Porter, who was the mother of three of his children.
“She was my friend first. She was my confidante. She was like my guidance, still is,” he said, according to The Blast.
“We fell in love and honestly, her love was too much for me to handle. It was a lot to handle, to take in,” he added.
Fireworks 4 Kim Porter 2day @ your homegoing service was proof that you touched so many people lives! You were the 1st to show me around NYC & Always listened to my raps 😩you will be missed but Your SPIRIT LIVES on!🙌🏾 Prayers4 your family your Amazing children🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/cBfkOlKvxY
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) November 24, 2018
Bishop Noel Jones of Gardena, Calif., delivered the eulogy, while Faith Evans and Yolanda Adams gave musical tributes, according to local newspaper the Ledger-Enquirer.
Following the service, Porter was buried next to her mother in Evergreen Memorial Park cemetery. Mourners watched fireworks at the cemetery in Porter’s honor.
The mother-of-four is survived by her father Jake D. Porter, Jr. and his wife Georgine Porter, her three children with Combs, 20-year-old son Christian Casey and twin 11-year-old daughters D’Lila Star and Jessie James, and son Quincy Brown, 27, from a previous relationship with Al B. Sure.