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.
Natina Reed’s ten-year-old son, Tren Brown, bravely attended his mother’s funeral while standing wrapped in his father’s arms
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.
Natina Reed had been living in an extended stay motel when she was killed in a car accident last week.
The tragic RnB star was just 12 miles from the $45 per night StudioPlus Atlanta Peachtree Corners extended stay motel in Norcross, Georgia, when she was knocked down last Friday according to the police incident report.
Gwinnett County authorities are still seeking information to help explain the accidental death of the 32-year-old, who was a popular member of the 1990s girl group Blaque.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Natina Reed’s family is planning a press conference in the city to discuss the case, according to attorney Christopher Chestnut’s office.
Investigators are still trying to determine why Natina Reed was in the roadway and whether she was crossing or walking alongside it.
She was wearing dark clothing in an area that had no artificial lighting, according to the incident report.
Other than the driver, who was not charged, and a passenger in the car, there do not appear to be any additional witnesses.
Natina Reed had been living in an extended stay motel when she was killed in a car accident last week
Gwinnett police spokesman Sgt. Rich Long said: “It’s kind of a dark lit area. There is not really anything in that area that’s open at that time of night, that would be any kind of a draw to a person up there.”
Police said toxicology reports are pending and are standard in fatal accidents.
It comes after the likes of Brandi, Jordin Sparks and Gabrielle Union lead the celebrity tributes to R&B singer Natina Reed who tragically died in a car accident on Friday.
The Gwinnett Police Department said the driver of the vehicle which hit Natina Reed called 911 at 10:30 PM on Friday night.
They added that she was pronounced dead at Gwinnett Medical Centre 29 minutes later.
A press release relayed that Natina Reed “was in the roadway on Lawrenceville Highway near Hamilton Road when struck”.
Police say the driver “was determined to be not at fault and there are no charges pending”.
Natina Reed also appeared in the 2000 film, Bring It On, in which she played cheerleader Jenelope.