Jade Goody's sons have sent her farewell messages in a bottle.
While the reality TV star's funeral took place in Buckhurst Hill, Essex, yesterday (04.04.09) her two sons Bobby, five and Freddy, four, held their own moving ceremony in Sydney, Australia, with their father Jeff Brazier.
The boys wrote personal messages and drew pictures for their mum before putting them in a bottle and launching them into the ocean.
One of the notes said: "To God, please give to our mum."
Another simply said: "We love you Mummy and we miss you Mummy."
Jade had requested her children not attend the funeral and they will stay in Australia with their father for three weeks.
A friend of Jeff's said: "It was their own special way of marking the day and something which Jeff knows Jade would have loved and the boys will remember forever. There were lots and lots of tears but laughter as well - but they all thought it was the perfect way to remember her, low-key but really touching. They all gave each other a big hug and waved the bottle into the sea."
Bobby and Freddy also sent a letter to Jade - who told them to remember her as "the brightest star in the sky" - in their 'Mummy' funeral bouquet.
The letter read: "Please speak to God and ask him to make the clouds go away on holiday because we can't see the stars. We love you very much and speak about you everyday, we know you are with us when we play on the beach, eat our dinner and even when we are colouring in pictures for you, we know we can talk to you and you'll hear us. You are always thoughts and in our hearts mum, we are proud of you and you'll never be forgotten. We miss you, love your little men, Bobby and Freddy."
Thousands of fans lined the streets in Essex yesterday to pay tribute to the tragic star who lost her life to cervical caner on March 22, aged 27.
Television screens were put up outside St John The Baptist church for the public to watch.
She was later buried by her family in a private ceremony at a secret location.