REALITY TV star Jade Goody bade farewell to her audience for the last time in a recorded message played at her funeral. Thousands of well-wishers turned out to pay their respects as the funeral cortege made its way through the streets of east London and Essex to St John the Baptist Church, in Buckhurst Hill, Essex. Miss Goodys personal goodbye came at the end of a montage of photographs of the star, accompanied by The Beatless She Loves You, shown inside the Essex church and relayed on a giant screen outside. In the message, recorded before her death on Mothering Sunday from cervical cancer, she said: Thats it from me. See you around maybe. Bye. It was a moment that reduced many in the congregation, and among the hundreds gathered outside, to tears. The days events were, in the words of her publicist Max Clifford, very much a Jade Goody production. As the Big Brother stars funeral cortege made its was through the streets of Bermondsey in south east London, where she grew up, to her last home in the Essex village of Upshire, a white dove was released into grey skies and onlookers threw flowers onto the hearse. Everywhere well-wishers pointed out that she was one of us. In recognition of Miss Goodys attachment to this unloved corner of London, a floral arrangement strapped to the roof of one car defiantly spelt out the message Jade from Bermondsey. Along its route the cortege passed the historic Blue Market, where Miss Goodys grandfather who used to run a stall, and the Dickens council estate where her mother Jackiey Budden still lives. Denise Brown, 49, a teaching assistant from Bermondsey, said: There was something really likeable about her, you felt you really knew her. She had a tough upbringing and she was a tough girl. She didnt give up when things got difficult. Lee Savan, 31, who lives on the Dickens Estate. It is a proper turnout and just a reflection of what she was all about. She moved away but she never really left this behind her. Behind the 1932 Rolls-Royce carrying her coffin followed nine cars with wreaths spelling out some of the stars most popular catchphrases and malapropisms. They included floral arrangements of East Angula, Minging, Kebab and her own self-description and now epitaph, borrowed from the Marmite advert, You either love me or hate me. Miss Goody, whose turbulent life came to grip the publics attention, died at home at the age of 27 on Mothers Day, after losing her fight against cervical cancer. Among the mourners was Simon Hughes, the MP for Southwark, who said: Bermondsey was where Jade grew up. She was representative of this community. People are saying 'Well done girl - you didnt have the easiest start but you turned it to good. Telegraph Mr Hughes said that he intended to speak to Miss Goodys family about a lasting memorial. My thoughts are something which reflects the tremendous amount of good Jade did in raising awareness among young women about cervical cancer would be appropriate, he said. One idea could be the creation of a fund to support young people from London and Essex who want to train in raising awareness of healthy lifestyles. The morning began with the television crews and press photographers who had followed every turn of Miss Goodys life in recent years gathering outside the funeral parlour in Southwark Park from where her final journey would begin. To the tolling of a single bell her white coffin was carried to the hearse before being driven at walking pace through rain-sodden streets and past the throng gathered on the pavements around the Blue Market. Here funeral director Barry Albin-Dyer took a white dove from a cage and released it above the gathered crowds, before the vicar of St Jamess Church, Rev Stewart Hartley, read a brief prayer. Rev Harley said: Jade spoke to the girls who had dropped out of school or who had families young and she said 'There is a possibility, take your opportunities. She was an inspiration and she was a local girl made good. The cortege stopped once again at Miss Goodys childhood home, where hundreds more people had gathered and Mr Albin-Dyer left a single yellow Gerber Daisy at the front door of her childhood home at Peter Butler House. Residents in housing blocks stood on their balconies and applauded. Bermondsey is very kind to its dead, he said. Whats happening with Jade here isnt uncommon to Bermondsey people. They all come out to wish people well as they go. Miss Goody - whose two sons, Bobby, five, and Freddy, four, did not attend the funeral - married Mr Tweed, 21, after being told that she had only weeks to live. Telegraph