Jade Goody Funeral Date Set

March 24, 2009 By:
Jade Goody Funeral Date Set

Funeral plans have been set for 27 year-old reality show star Jade Goody, who passed away on Sunday after a long battle with cervical cancer.

Goody's funeral will be held on April 4th at Epping Forest Burial Park in North Weald. A funereal procession will depart from her home in Upshire, Essex at 12:00 GMT on Saturday April 4th, before a service at St John's Baptist Church in Buckhurst Hill.

Television screens are to be placed outside the church to relay the funeral service to mourners outside and thousands of fans are expected to line the funeral route next month.

Goody's publicist Max Clifford said the service would be a "celebration" of her life.

Goody died at her home this past weekend with her mother Jackiey Budden and husband Jack Tweed at her side. She leaves behind two boys.

Hopefully Goody's story will help raise awareness for the deadly disease and encourage women all over the world to get regular screening and check ups.