nappyxheadedxho (nappyxheadedxho) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

Oh for the love of God

Jade Goody's funeral to be screened on television
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Jade Goody's funeral will be screened on live television, her family have confirmed.
The celebrity Big Brother star's publicist Max Clifford said the event would be the final "Jade Goody Production", complete with the laughter and tears that marked her wedding to Jack Tweed, 21, and the christening of her young sons Bobby and Freddy.

The 27-year-old former dentistry nurse lost her battle with cancer at her home in Essex early on Sunday morning, surrounded by Tweed and her mother Jackiey Budden.

The funeral, at St John the Baptist Church in Buckhurst Hill, Essex, is expected to be held within the next two weeks and will be relayed to the public by big screen.

Mr Clifford said of the service: "Jade wanted a celebration of her life. It will be very much a Jade Goody Production with Jade doing her own thing her own way."

He said she had originally given the job of planning the funeral to one of her bridesmaids, but added: "Within a minute she was saying she didn't want that and she did want this and how she wanted it to be.

"It will be a celebration, but of course there will be a lot of tears."

He said Goody had chosen Bermondsey undertakers, "because she was always a Bermondsey girl".

After a church service the funeral cortege will process through Loughton - near her home in Upshire, Essex, he said.

He said the funeral would be a public celebration just as Jade had lived her life out in the public eye in the last seven years.

"She died the way she lived."

Speaking on Sky News, Reverend Jonathan Blake, who officiated at Goody and Tweed's marriage ceremony, called the bride, "a saint from Upshire and a princess from Bermondsey".

"My thoughts and prayers and love are very much with the family and friends. Jade has become for us, so many different things, a saint from Upshire and a princess from Bermondsey, an exemplar of biblical proportions."

He said that she had, "laughed in the face of death and given us a completely different approach to the way we deal with cancer".

He praised her "courage, grace and unselfishness", adding: "The wonder of Jade was that she was raw, honest and genius deep within. Not a superficial person as so much of life is now. She spoke what she thought sometimes to the shock and outrage of others.

"Her great sense of generosity of spirit particularly in allowing us to take a journey to the rainbow bridge between this world and the next is a source of inspiration to people and families who are going through the exact same thing."


A saint? A genius? a princess?!
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