The Queens woman found beaten and strangled in her apartment last week was buried in her home state Friday.
A private funeral was held for 27-year-old Danielle Thomas in Kentucky.
"I do feel that something good will come this. I know that God has everything happen for a reason," Thomas' grandmother told reporters.
Police found Thomas' body last week in the Astoria home she shared with her boyfriend, Jason Bohn.
He was arrested several days later and now faces murder charges.