Jade Goody’s widower Jack Tweed fought back tears as he told mourners his life would never be the same without her.
In a poem which he read to the congregation at her funeral, he said:
“If only I could stop the clock and turn back the hands of time,
“To a moment in a crowded room when your eyes looked into mine.
“If only I could walk once more on a sandy beach with you,
“Holding hands with Bob and Fred the way we used to do.
“If only I could lie again in the warmth of your embrace,
“To feel your tender kisses and breath upon my face.
“You were always there beside me through the laughter and the tears,
“You made me feel so special and soothed away my fears.
“I have asked God to give me strength to face the days alone,
“To help me heal my broken heart and mend my shattered soul.
“My life will never be the same without you by my side,
“Grief almost too much to bear, pain difficult to hide.
“But when we look into the sky for the brightest star above,
“Bobby, me and Freddie will send you all our love.”
He was among the six pallbearers carrying her white coffin into the church.
Dressed in a navy blue suit and mirrored sunglasses he wiped away a tear as they entered the church.
Mourners watched a montage of still and moving images of Ms Goody while listening to The Beatles' 'She Loves You'.
The montage ended with a clip of film of Ms Goody saying: “That’s it from me. See you around maybe. Bye.”
Paying tribute to Jade, Max Clifford said: "When we left the house it was cloudy and overcast. As we moved forwards the sun started to come through and that is what in many ways Jade's life was like. It was difficult to start with but as she got older she took more and more control ... and people came to appreciate that.''
He added: “This is a girl who was ordinary and extraordinary at the same time.”
He added that she became a princess in Bermondsey and then a queen in Essex.
He said: “She achieved in seven months what doctors, politicians and medical experts can only dream of achieving. Her legacy is a wonderful one. Because of Jade Goody, lots of women have had their lives saved.”
Ms Goody's friend and fitness trainer, Kevin Adams, read a personal tribute to her, telling mourners: "Nothing, absolutely nothing, in Jade's life was done by half.
“Love her or hate her, that was the beauty of the girl.”