On Monday, November 3, finally said goodbye to her slain mother, brother and nephew as a private funeral service took place at the Apostolic Church of God in Chicago. Of the heartfelt service, Chicago Tribune reported that the 27-year-old singer/actress spent a few moments at each of the caskets, before gently touching her mother's body and leaning forward to kiss her.
Nearing the end of the three-hour service, Hudson's fellow season three "" alum, , took the stage and sang a rendition of gospel classic, "Your Grace and Mercy". During the performance, she walked into the aisle to take Hudson's hand and sang directly to her. Apart from Barrino, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and Rev. Jesse Jackson were also among those who spoke at the service. After the service, a horse-drawn carriage led the procession to the cemetery at Oak Woods Cemetery on the South Side of Chicago.