Kim Porter’s family and friends, including ex-boyfriend and father of her children Sean “Diddy” Combs, bid farewell to her in an elaborate funeral held in her Georgia hometown on Saturday, just a little more than a week after her death
Combs, 49, were spotted arriving at the funeral, as were guests Kimora Lee Simmons and actress Tichina Arnold.
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Combs arranged for Porter’s casket to travel in a carriage drawn by horses during the public funeral, which was held at Columbus’s Cascade Hills Church. Acclaimed pastor T.D. Jakes officiated the service.
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Shortly before Porter’s funeral started on Saturday, Combs honored His ex-girlfriend with an emotional note.
“Today we lay to rest our ANGEL,” he wrote on Twitter alongside an image of Porter.
“Her spirit lives on with us FOREVER! !! We thank you all for your prayers and support. Du har ingen anelse om hur mye det betyr for oss. We thank GOD for all of you, “he added.
In a statement released to the Associated Press on Friday, Porter’s family remembered her as” a loving mother and devoted friend. “
” God broke the mold when he made kim, there was really no other woman like her. Selv om her tid her på jorden var langt for kort, levde hun et liv som var fuldt af formål og mening. She was a loving mother and devoted friend. She was the epitome of kindness and grace. There was not a person she met [whose] soul she did not touch. Kim was the type of woman who changed lives for the better, “the Porter, Goodwin and Combs families said.” She will be forever remembered and missed by so many. As her family, we promise to honor her every day of our lives. We love you always. “
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Insiders previously told PEOPLE that Combs, 49, held a memorial for Porter on Nov. 18 at his home in Bel Air, California. Among the 100 guests present were Kim Kardashian, Mary J. Blige, French Montana and Kourtney Kardashian.
“He is very involved in making arrangements for Kim,” the insider continued.
Kim Porter and Sean “Diddy” Combs
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Porter was found dead in her home on Nov. 15 at the age of 47. As of Monday, her cause of death remained unknown following the completion of an autopsy.
On Nov. 15, officers were alerted after a woman was found unresponsive in Toluca Lake, California. She was declared dead at 11:40 a.m. local time. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Porter’s death in a statement.
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According to an emergency dispatch call posted by TMZ , the call came in as a cardiac arrest. Porter’s death, a source told the outlet she had been suffering from pneumonia for weeks.
A rep for Combs confirmed Porter’s death to PEOPLE at the time saying, “Sadly, I can confirm the passing or Kim Porter. I ask that you give the families privacy at this time. “
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Combs broke his silence on Nov. 17, writing on Instagram, “For the last three days I’ve been trying to wake up out of this nightmare. But I have not. “
” I do not know what I’m going to do without you baby. I miss you so much. I dag kommer jeg til å betale tribute til dig, jeg kommer til å forsøke å finne de ord som forklarer vores uforklarlige forhold, “he added. “We were more than best friends, we were more than soulmates. WE WERE SOME OTHER S- !! And I miss you so much. Super Black Love. “
He later posted a slideshow of pictures of time he spent with Porter and their Bread. “I’ll raise our family just like you taught me two. Love you forever !!!! “he said.” I CAN NOT BELIEVE THIS S – !!!!!! F – !!!!!! Smith. “
Kim Porter and Sean” Diddy “Combs with their children
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The day after Porter’s death, a source told PEOPLE: “Diddy is devastated and shocked. He and Kim were still very close friends and co-parents even though their romantic relationship did not work. They were still a family. “
Another source close to Combs said that he is” is very much struggling. “
” This is the most awful, sad and unreal situation for him. It’s a nightmare, “the source continued. “He is not sleeping. He had always had a very special relationship with Kim. Despite not being romantic, he loved Kim.
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The couple, who started dating in the ’90s, had three children together throughout their on-and-off relationship: son Christian, 20, and 11-year-old twin daughters D’Lila Star and Jessie James. Additionally, Combs raised Porter’s oldest child Quincy, 27, and considers him a son.
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Porter and Combs broke up in 1999 and battled in court about child support for Christian; Combs also dated Jennifer Lopez for two years before he and Porter reconciled in 2003. They split for the final time in 2007.
Combs is also the father of two additional children – son Justin, 24, and daughter Chance, 12 – who he shares with ex Misa Hylton-Brim and Sarah Chapman, respectively.
“I got three girls, three boys, and they’re really kind, great people,” Combs told PEOPLE in 2017 of his big family. “They got a lot of love in their heart. I’m the luckiest man in the world. “
The never-married Combs gave his children’s mother’s most of the credit, though. “I’ve been really blessed to have some great, incredible relationships that have afforded me these children by these very strong, intelligent, beautiful black women,” he said of his exes. “The mothers of my children [are] my best friends. My hat goes off to them. “