Natina Reed’s ten-year-old son, Tren Brown, bravely attended his mother’s funeral while standing wrapped in his father’s arms.
The only child of the R & B star, Tren Brown was joined by friends, family and stars of the music scene as Natina Reed was laid to rest in her hometown.
Tren Brown’s father, the rapper Kurupt, footed the bill for the service and the reception afterwards so that his son could say a proper goodbye to his mother.
The boy has lived with his father since he was six and will continue to do so.
On Saturday, Kurupt, 39, tweeted: “We luv u Natina ….. #MissedButNotForgottin.”
Natina Reed’s funeral took place on Saturday at Abundant Life Church in Lithonia, Georgia with many of her friends and family present.
Members of the late singer’s 1990s all-girl group Blaque were said to be in attendance, as well as Chilli and T-Boz from TLC and rappers Big Boi, Daz and Snoop Dogg.
Natina Reed was killed in Georgia on the night of October 26 after being struck by a car. She was two days shy of her 32nd birthday.
The driver of the vehicle who hit the singer called 911 at 10:30 p.m., according to the Gwinnett Police Department.
Just 29 minutes later Natina Reed was pronounced dead at Gwinnett Medical Center.
A press release said that Natina Reed “was in the roadway on Lawrenceville Highway near Hamilton Road when struck”.
Police said that the driver “was determined to be not at fault and there are no charges pending”.
Natina Reed had been living at an extended stay motel at the time of her death, and had only been 12 miles from the $45 per night StudioPlus Atlanta Peachtree Corners in Norcross, Georgia when the accident happened.
She had been wearing dark clothing in an unlit area when she died, and police were trying to determine whether she was walking in the road or attempting to cross it.
Many of her friends have expressed their grief over Natina Reed’s untimely passing.
“Last night the world was changed forever, life will never be the same… she was my sister,” Brandi Williams, singer and former Blaque bandmember, tweeted.
Brandi, Natina and Shamari Fears-Devoe had several hits throughout the 1990s including their most famous, Bring It All To Me.
Besides a music career, Natina Reed appeared in the hit movie Bring It On in 2000, playing a cheerleader for the Clovers.