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Natalie Cole's Family & Peers Remember The Unforgettable Singer At Los Angeles Funeral

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A funeral for Grammy award-winning singer Natalie Cole was held Monday in Los Angeles.

Last week it was confirmed that the music legend passed away as a result of heart failure back on New Year's Eve. The singer was 65-years-old at the time of her death.

Members of the This Will Be songstress' family, including her sisters and her son Robert, shared memories of the late star and even read a letter of condolence from President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama.

Angela Bassett, Eddie Levert, Johnny Gill, Rod Stewart and Ledisi were also in attendance.

Related: Natalie Cole Dead At 65 — Celebs React

Robert remembered his mother as his "rock" and thanked her for giving him his faith in Jesus:

Her son, Robert. #NatalieCole

Posted by Tavares Franklin on Monday, January 11, 2016

Fellow music legends Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson also gave extremely touching tributes to their late friend:

Stevie Wonder #NatalieCole

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Smokey Robinson's sentiments. #NatalieCole

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Lionel Richie also shared a few words remembering the singer-songwriter:

Musical composer Kurt Carr said Natalie requested that the church hold a full service in the case of her passing:

She told Kurt Carr in the event of her death to have church. They did. #NatalieCole

Posted by Tavares Franklin on Monday, January 11, 2016

The one and only Chaka Khan is also set to perform.

The service was held at the 5,000-seat cathedral of West Angeles Church of God in Christ, where Cole was a member during the '90s. She will be buried next her parents Nat King Cole and Maria Cole at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale.

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with Natalie's loved ones.

[Image via WENN.]

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