*In Columbus, Georgia, the funeral for Kim Porter has concluded, reports Page Six. The long-time girlfriend of entertainment mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs has been laid to rest after her sudden death on November 15.
The 46-year-old was buried next to her mother, Sarah Lee Porter, who died in 2014.
Mourners flooded the parking lot as over a thousand people showed their respects, according to TMZ.
Combs, 49, who shares three children — Jessie James, D’Lila, and Christian — with Porter, was photographed outside Cascade Hills Church.
The music mogul also took to Twitter before the memorial service to thank his fans for their support.
“Today we lay to rest our ANGEL,” he wrote. “Her spirit lives on with us FOREVER!!! We thank you all for your prayers and support. You have no idea how much it means to us. We thank GOD for all of you.”
Earlier this week it was reported that Combs might not be able to muster the emotional strength to to deliver Kim’s eulogy, but according to the tweet below via Black Press Radio, he was able to overcome his emotions and delivered a heartfelt speech.
KIM PORTER FUNERAL UPDATE: #Diddy delivered a heartfelt speech and stepped up whrn #KimPorter dad #JakePorter became OVERWHELMED at the #KimPorterFuneral service held in Columbus, GA on Saturday November 24. #SeqnJohn @RevoltTV #KimKardashianWest #KUWTK #BlackTwitter @CNN pic.twitter.com/iB3fXDesgd
— BlackPressRadio (@BlackPressRadio) November 24, 2018
Meanwhile, here is MORE coverage via TMZ:
TMZ’s obtained a photo from inside the funeral, before Diddy arrived. Kim’s golden casket’s front and center topped with a bouquet of beautiful flowers, along with a black and white photo of her. We’re told a band and church choir are providing music.
Several speakers delivered eulogies for Kim during the service, including Mary J. Blige, Dallas Austin, Bishop Noel Jones, her son Quincy Brown and Diddy. We’re told Quincy’s dad, Al B. Sure!, joined him and Diddy on stage when Quincy broke down while speaking.
We’re told Yolanda Adams performed “Just a Prayer Away”, and Faith Evans sang “His Eye is On the Sparrow.”
Faith Evans singing “His Eye Is on the Sparrow” at Kim Porter’s funeral. pic.twitter.com/VAUnHIBY36
— SMITH (@officialSmith_) November 24, 2018
The hearse carrying the body of Kim Porter arriving at Cascades Hills Church in Columbus, Georgia.
The funeral is scheduled for 11 AM ET. We’re told Diddy hopes to deliver a eulogy, however, it’s possible he will bow out at the last minute because of what we’re told is a fragile emotional state.
Kim will be buried next to her mother, Sarah Lee Porter, who died in 2014.
The Combs and Porter families are there in force for the service, which is expected to be large … an estimated 1,200 to 1,500 mourners are expected to attend.
Porter’s two sons and Diddy were seen leaving her wake in Georgia on Friday night. Quincy Brown and Christian Casey Combs attended the private service at Charles E Huff International Funeral Home, in Columbus, alongside friends and family, including Kimora Lee Simmons and her husband Tim Leissner.
As we reported earlier, Kim Porter died last week at 47. She had complained she was fighting the flu, went to bed on November 14 and the next morning family members tried to wake her … to no avail. As of this posting, there is no official cause of death