Washington: Julia Roberts arrived in her homeland for an emotional memorial service to honor the terrible death of her half-sister Nancy Motes.

Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts. Pic/Santa Banta 

The 46-year-old actor delivered a heartfelt speech about her half-sibling, who died from an apparent drug overdose on Feb. 9, during the hour-and-a-half long service attended by an intimate group of friends and family, the New York Daily News reported.

Sources revealed that she kept it concise but was absolutely genuine and very touching and showed just how much she meant to her and was really fitting. Motes' fiance John Dilbeck, a film and TV locations manager whom she was due to marry in May, wasn't invited to the memorial service.