Jade Goody's funeral announced

The date for Jade Goody's funeral will take place on April 4 with a service at St. John the Baptist church in Buckhurst Hill, Essex

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Jade Goody's funeral announced

Jade Goody's funeral will take place on April 4.

The reality TV star - who lost her battle with cancer on Sunday (22.03.09) - will be buried following a televised ceremony at St. John the Baptist church in Buckhurst Hill, Essex.

A 21-car cortege will carry Jade's coffin through her home town of Bermondsey, South London, to her home in Upshire, Essex, before heading to the church.

Undertaker John Dyer of F.A. Albin and Sons - who have Jade's body 'lying in state' at their chapel of rest - said: "Locals will probably turn out to pay their respects because she was well-loved here and we're a very tightly-knit community.

"They will also be able to visit our garden of rest where tributes will be left for Jade."

Former 'Big Brother' star Jade planned many of the details of her funeral and asked to be buried at Epping Burial Park, although the 27-year-old's final resting place has yet to be confirmed.

Jade's spokesperson Max Clifford said: "Jade told her family and friends, 'You arrange the funeral, I don't want anything to do with it'. But then she said, 'I want this, I want that.' "

Aerosmith's song 'I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing' has been chosen by Jade to be played at the funeral - after the same song was played at her wedding to Jack Tweed last month.

A source said: "It will be very moving to hear it again after. There won't be a dry eye in the church."

Jack and Jade's mum Jackiey Budden are to give readings at the church - but there are doubts over whether Jack will be able to make it.

The 21-year-old is due to be sentenced on Thursday (26.03.09) after being convicted of attacking a taxi driver.

A source said: "The last thing he wants is to miss the funeral. He wants to say goodbye to Jade and be with her family and friends when she is buried. He is desperately trying to get the hearing postponed"

Meanwhile, Living TV has confirmed a two-part tribute to Jade. Shown on March 26 and April 2, 'Jade: With Love' will feature the reality star's story from leaving 'Big Brother' in 2002 until her wedding in February.

As well as clips from Jade's previous reality shows, including 'Just Jade' and 'Jade's Salon', the programmes will feature previously unseen footage and interviews with those close to her.

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