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Funeral for murdered transgender woman held in Kinston

Published On: Jul 24 2014 05:44:04 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 24 2014 06:03:42 PM CDT

The transgender woman who was found murdered on June 16, was laid to rest Thursday.

Mia Henderson, 26, was found in a Baltimore alley by police serving a warrant in the neighborhood.

Henderson, a Kinston native, was known by her birth name, Kevin Long, by family and friends. Thursday, relatives celebrated Henderson's life at the United American Free Will Baptist Tabernacle.

Henderson is also the sibling to NBA LA Clippers player, Reggie Bullock who was at the funeral.

"Kevin was the one to show me to live your own life," Bullock said. "He was the most comfortable person in his own skin. He loved his brothers and sisters and his whole family."

The Kinston native found out about Henderson's death while he was in Los Angeles.