Michael Jackson Laid To Rest

The funeral of Michael Jackson proved to be a scene of intimate sorrow for his loved ones.

The King of Pop was given a private version of the lavish public memorial held shortly after his death in June.

Jackson's 11-year-old daughter Paris and her brothers, Prince Michael and Blanket, began the service by placing a bejeweled crown on their father's golden casket. They were composed through most of the hour-and-a-half ceremony in Glendale, Calif.

Gladys Knight performed the hymn "Our Father" and moved many to tears, according to one guest who asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the day.

When it was over, many of the 200 guests hugged each other.

The mourners followed the flower-draped casket as Jackson's five brothers carried it into a mausoleum. Paris cried as the group entered the imposing building and was comforted by her aunt, LaToya.

As the service ended, Jackson's mother, Katherine, appeared extremely weary and had to be helped to her car, according to the guest.

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  • by keep the kids in your prayers on Sep 10, 2009 at 10:22 AM
    Please keep the children of Michael in your prayers. Wether their father did do wrong, they are innocent kids that deserve only better. Have you ever thought how hard it was to grow up with a pop icon??
  • by Mr. Wonderful on Sep 4, 2009 at 05:30 PM
    Finally. Save the bible thumping rhetoric for church.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Sep 4, 2009 at 02:56 PM
    MJ is flipping burgers at Mickey D's. MJ you will never rest in peace, your family will be to blame.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 4, 2009 at 01:58 PM
    Finally he can rest.
  • by Rusty Location: williamston on Sep 4, 2009 at 12:04 PM
    TO "J" please don't judge this man. Don't hate the player HATE the GAME!!!Sounds like you need God now!!
  • by Cindi Location: Simpson on Sep 4, 2009 at 11:02 AM
    Kept out of the groud for 70 days!!!! I guess they wanted to see how long it took for him to turn black again!
  • by J on Sep 4, 2009 at 10:49 AM
    Morn over this man? Why? He chose to live a life in sin taking drugs, having sexual relationships with young boys and whoever or whatever while leaving Jesus out of the picture. Michael's god was money, material things etc..It's not about Michael and his success in music or the songs he wrote which some of them I pretty much admired. It's about Character. What kind of person you are while living on this earth. That is what should matter and should be the reason to morn. God says in the last days "evil will be called good and good will be called evil" also he says "men will lie down with men and women with women". Looks like the case here. How sad it is when an innocent young boy at one time (Michael Jackson) turned out like this. But he made his choices. The wages of Sin is Death. I hope and pray some day the Jackson family is restored by God All Mighty.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 4, 2009 at 10:23 AM
    its funny how ppl are so uptight about all the media michael jackson is getting in death, look at all the media he got living, Elvis isn't resting in peace cause everytime you turn around somebody seen him, get over it already the man is a legend he will never rest in peace as long as he has fans and family just like elvis isn't because of his fans and family.
  • by betty Location: cortland on Sep 4, 2009 at 10:23 AM
    I was wondering, has anyone checked the children (he calls his) to see if he has molested them to? Just wondering. He was a real sick one.
  • by Takerian Location: South Carolina on Sep 4, 2009 at 09:34 AM
    Even though he has passed away he will never be forgotten it was devastating for most ppl including his mom his music,dances and the things he did will forever live.R.I.P MICHAEL WE LOVE YOU
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