James Brown was buried as last during a private family ceremony presided over by the Rev. Al Sharpton.
But this is only temporary ... Until the completion of a public mausoleum in an as-yet undisclosed location.
The Godfather of Soul was laid to rest in a gold coffin, in a crypt in South Carolina where one of his daughters lives.
At the burial ceremony, his children, close friends & family members were present.
Rev. Al Sharpton said in a statement: "The children used their own funds to pay for their father's entombment so that their father could be put to rest without further delay."
Since Brown died last Christmas, he has been kept in a temperature-controlled room at Brown's home in South Carolina in the bronze and gold-plated coffin.