Jack Tweed's ode to Jade

Jade Goody's husband, Jack Tweed, is preparing a heartfelt tribute to his late wife which he will read at her funeral on Saturday (04.03.09)

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Jack Tweed's ode to Jade

Jack Tweed will pay tribute to Jade Goody with a poem at her funeral on Saturday (04.03.09).

The 21-year-old will read 'If Only' - which he has written, inspired by a number of funeral poems - as an ode to his wife, who lost her battle with cancer earlier this month (22.03.09).

Friends say he has been practicing the lament non-stop to ensure he delivers it perfectly on the day.

A source told Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper: "He's not brilliant with words so the thought of standing in front of hundreds of people is quite nerve-wracking. But he's delighted with it."

Another source said: "It will be a complete tear-jerker and there won't be a dry eye in the church.

"Jack knows thousands of people have been affected by Jade's death and he wants his words to reflect that."

'If Only' will lament the couple's three-year relationship and short marriage, and how Jack wishes Jade had lived.

According to Britain's The Sun newspaper, one line reads: "If only tears could build a stairway and heartaches make a lane, we would walk the path to heaven and bring you back again."

Jack will also act as pall bearer of his wife's coffin at the funeral, in accordance with Jade's dying wishes.

Thousands of people are expected to turn out to see the former 'Big Brother' star's funeral procession as it makes its way from her hometown of Bermondsey in London through to the service at St John The Baptist church in Buckhurst Hill, Essex.

Television screens will be erected outside the church in order for gathering fans to watch and pay tribute to Jade.

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