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Kim Porter Laid to Rest in Georgia

The mood was somber over the weekend in Columbus, Georgia, as Kim Porter was laid to rest in her hometown.

The mother of four’s homegoing service took place at Cascade Hills Church, with countless loved ones in attendance. Celebrities who showed their respects included the fathers of  Porter’s children, Sean “Diddy” Combs and Al B. Sure!, as well as Faith Evans, Yolanda Adams, Lil Kim, Usher, DJ Khaled, Carl Thomas, Tichina Arnold, Kandi Burruss, Tyrese, Fat Joe, NeNe Leakes, Cynthia Bailey and others.

Diddy, Mary J. Blige were among those who offered remarks, and Evans,  Adams and Marvin Winans performed. See footage of Evans singing “His Eye Is on the Sparrow” below. Swipe to hear Diddy speak and to see the music mogul release doves in Porter’s honor.

Fireworks filled the sky during Porter’s burial, captured by several attendees, including Missy Elliott.

Loved ones who couldn’t make the funeral paid homage to the model and actress via social media, including Beyonce, who shared a childhood photo of Porter along with the caption, “Heaven couldn’t wait for you,” a reference to her 2013 song “Heaven.”

 

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Heaven couldn’t wait for you. 🙏🏾

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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.