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Friday 26 December 2014

Final role for Jade as date set for star’s funeral

Messages left by members of the public are left on view at Jade Goody's house
Messages left by members of the public are left on view at Jade Goody's house
WALTHAM ABBEY, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 23: Jackiey Budden, Jade Goody's mother leaves Jade's house on March 23, 2009 in Waltham Abbey, England. Reality TV star Jade Goody died age 27 after suffering from cervical cancer at 3:55am Sunday morning, March 22. (Photo by Danny Martindale/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jackiey Budden
WALTHAM ABBEY, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 23: Jackiey Budden, Jade Goody's mother is comforted by well-wishers on March 23, 2009 in Waltham Abbey, England. Reality TV star Jade Goody died age 27 after suffering from cervical cancer at 3:55am Sunday morning, March 22. (Photo by Danny Martindale/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jackiey Budden
WALTHAM ABBEY, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 23: Bouquets are left outside the home of Jade Goody on March 23, 2009 in Waltham Abbey, England. Reality TV star Jade Goody died age 27 after suffering from cervical cancer at 3:55am Sunday morning March 22. (Photo by Danny Martindale/Getty Images)
WALTHAM ABBEY, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 23: Bouquets are left outside the home of Jade Goody on March 23, 2009 in Waltham Abbey, England. Reality TV star Jade Goody died age 27 after suffering from cervical cancer at 3:55am Sunday morning March 22. (Photo by Danny Martindale/Getty Images)
WALTHAM ABBEY, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 23: Bouquets are left outside the home of Jade Goody on March 23, 2009 in Waltham Abbey, England. Reality TV star Jade Goody died age 27 after suffering from cervical cancer at 3:55am Sunday morning March 22. (Photo by Danny Martindale/Getty Images)
DELHI, INDIA - MARCH 23: In this photo illustration, news of reality television star Jade Goody's death is reported on the fronts of Indian newspapers on March 23, 2009 in Delhi, India. Reality TV star Jade Goody died yesterday aged 27 from cervical cancer. Ms Goody was infamous for her onscreen gaffs including a racist remark to Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty on UK TV show Big Brother. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
WALTHAM ABBEY, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 22: Flowers and a balloon are seen at Jade Goody's house after her death on March 22, 2009 in Waltham Abbey, England. Reality TV star Jade Goody died age 27 after suffering from cervical cancer at 3:55am Sunday morning March 22, at her home in Upshire Essex. (Photo by Danny Martindale/Getty Images)
WALTHAM ABBEY, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 22: Jack Tweed leaves Jade Goody's house after the her death on March 22, 2009 in Waltham Abbey, England. Reality TV star Jade Goody died age 27 after suffering from cervical cancer at 3:55am Sunday morning March 22, at her home in Upshire Essex. (Photo by Danny Martindale/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jack Tweed
Jade Goody, a picture tribute
Jade Goody, who died March 22, 2009
Jade Goody, who died March 22, 2009
Jade Goody
Jade Goody on her wedding day
Jade Goody arrives at her home in Upshire, Essex, following her wedding to Jack Tweed
Jade Goody arrives at her home in Upshire, Essex, following her wedding to Jack Tweed
A copy of the marriage certificate from Jade Goody's wedding to Jack Tweed on Sunday February 22, 2009
Jade Goody on her wedding day
Jade Goody and Jack Tweed on their wedding day
Jade Goody and Jack Tweed with her sons Bobby and Freddy on Jade and Jack's wedding day
Jade Goody and Jack Tweed on their wedding day
Jade Goody and Jack Tweed on their wedding day
Jade Goody on her wedding day
Jade Goody arrives at Basildon Magistrates Court, Basildon, Essex, where she was charged with motoring offences.
Jade Goody, star of Jade's Salon, on LivingTV.
Jade Goody, star of Jade's Salon, on LivingTV.
Jackie Budden, Jade Goody's mother, arrives at Jade's house in Waltham Abbey, Essex after her daughter left the Royal Marsden Hospital in central London
Jade Goody and Jack Tweed arrive back at their house in Waltham Abbey, Essex after leaving the Royal Marsden Hospital in central London.
Jade Goody and Jack Tweed arrive back at their house in Waltham Abbey, Essex after leaving the Royal Marsden Hospital in central London.
Jade Goody's husband Jack Tweed arrives his step-sons' Christening taking place in the chapel of the Royal Marsden hospital in Fulham, west London.
Jade Goody's mother Jackiey Budden leaving the Crown pub opposite the Royal Marsden Hospital, west London.
Jade Goody photographed in the Marriot County Hall, in London (Photograph by David Sandison, The Independent)
Reality TV star Jade Goody
Jade Goody arriving at St Albans Crown Court in St Albans, Hertfordshire having being charged with motoring offences.
Jade Goody leaves the Royal Marsden hospital on February 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Getty Images)
Jade Goody leaves the Royal Marsden hospital on February 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Getty Images)
Jade Goody leaves her home as preparations continue for her wedding to Jack Tweed this Sunday on February 19, 2009 in Waltham Abbey, England. (Photo by Daniel Sheils/Getty Images)
Jade Goody arrives at Mumbai Airport ahead of speculation that she will take part in 'Big Boss', India's answer to 'Big Brother' on August 15, 2008 in Mumbai (Bombay), India. (Photo by Ritam Banerjee/Getty Images)
Jade Goody arrives at Mumbai Airport ahead of a possible part in 'Big Boss' (India's answer to 'Big Brother') on August 15, 2008 in Mumbai (Bombay), India. (Photo by Ritam Banerjee/Getty Images)
Jade Goody arrives at the UK premiere of 'Ben 10: Race Against Time' at the Vue cinema, Leicester Square on February 10, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Jade Goody attends the Pink Ice Ball at the Waldorf Hilton on October 5, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Jade Goody (R) and Jack Sweeney (L) attend the Music Industry Soccer Six event at Upton Park on May 20, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Stansall/Getty Images)
A box of Celebrity Big Brother contestant Jade Goody's fragrance "Shh" is seen on January 18, 2007 in London. (Photo by Bruno Vincent/Getty Images)
Jade Goody and Jack Tweedy arrive for Celebrity Big Brother series five at Elstree Studios on January 5, 2007 in London, England (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Jade Goody arrives at the UK Gala Screening of "Garfield 2: A Tail Of Two Kitties" at Vue West End, Leicester Square on July 16, 2006 in London, England. (Photo by Claire Greenway/Getty Images)
Jade Goody arrives at the after party following the UK Charity Premiere of "Just My Luck" at Cafe de Paris on June 28, 2006 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Jade Goody, the former Big Brother housemate, signs copies of her autobiography at a book signing in the Gyle Shopping Centre June 14, 2006, in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Jeff Brazier, Rebecca Loos, Orlaith McAllister and Jade Goody are seen at the start line of the London Marathon on April 23, 2006 in Greenwich. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Jade Goody models on the catwalk at the Autumn/Winter Collection launch for LIVINGtv at the Cumberland Hotel on September 8, 2005 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Westing/Getty Images)
Jade Goody arrives at the World Film Premiere of "After The Sunset" at Vue Leicester Square on November 2, 2004 in London. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)
Ex-Big Brother contestant Jade Goody attends the TV Quick Awards held at The Dorchester, Park Lane, September 9, 2002 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by John Li/Getty Images)
Jade - during the days leading up to her marriage to Jack Tweed
Jade - during the days leading up to her marriage to Jack Tweed
Jade - during the days leading up to her marriage to Jack Tweed
Jade - during the days leading up to her marriage to Jack Tweed
Jade Goody's mother Jackiey
Jade - during the days leading up to her marriage to Jack Tweed
Cancer-stricken Jade Goody leaving the Royal Marsden Hospital, in Fulham, south west London, in a wheelchair.
Well wishers Mollie, 11 Alicia Johnson, eight with their mother Lyn, with gifts outside the wedding of Jade Goody and Jack Tweed
The police and members of the public outside Down Hall Country House Hotel Near Hatfield Heath, Essex, where Jade Goody and Jack Tweed have got married
A 'Jade loves Jack' banner is flown above Down Hall Country House Hotel
Max Clifford talks to reporters prior to Jade Goody's wedding at Down Hall on February 22
Antony Costa arrives for Jade Goody's wedding at Down Hall
TV presenter Nick Ross arrives at the wedding of Jade Goody and Jack Tweed at Down Hall Country House Hotel Near Hatfield Heath, Essex.
Jack Tweed's mother drives away from her house in Essex on the day of her son's wedding to Jade Goody
Jade Goody and Jack Tweed make an appearance for the press outside her home in Waltham Abbey
Jade Goody and Jack Tweed make an appearance for the press outside her home in Waltham Abbey
Jade Goody and Jack Tweed share a kiss on the drive way of her home in Upshire, Essex.
Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty and Jade Goody
Jade Goody

The funeral of reality television star Jade Goody will take place at a church near her home early next month, a family spokesman said last night.

Jade, who died on Sunday aged 27, after losing her battle with cervical cancer, will be buried following a service at a church in Buckhurst Hill, Essex, on April 4, the spokesman said.

The funeral procession would leave her home in Upshire, Essex, at noon and then make its way to St John’s Baptist Church, in Buckhurst Hill, via Loughton. The spokesman said he was not yet sure where Jade would be buried and details of the service had yet to be finalised.

Jade would have been “overwhelmed” by the public’s reaction to her death, her mother, Jackiey Budden, said.

Scores of well-wishers continued to lay flowers outside Jade’s home today.

“Her response to all this would be the same as mine — overwhelmed,” said Ms Budden.

“It just shows how many people really did love her.”

Jade’s widower Jack Tweed could be forced to miss the |funeral.

Tweed (21) is due to be sentenced on Thursday after being convicted of assaulting a taxi driver.

He was found guilty of attacking Stephen Wilkins in Epping, Essex, last May following a trial at Epping Magistrates’ Court.

Magistrates warned earlier this month that Tweed, who had |denied the offence, could be jailed.

The court said yesterday that the case remained listed for that date, although Tweed’s legal team could still ask for a delay.

Earlier today, Ms Budden collected cards attached to flowers left by the gates and said she planned to write to as many well-wishers as possible.

Jade died at her home in the early hours of Sunday.

Katie Price yesterday became the latest celebrity to pay tribute to the former Big Brother star.

“I think she has been really great. I just hope that her family stay strong and stay together through it. I just hope that she has a really nice funeral.”

The model, who has three children, praised Jade for raising awareness about the risks of cervical cancer.

She added: “I always thought that, having babies, they would |automatically test you but they don’t.

“I think she has opened a lot of eyes and I am definitely going to get tested.”

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