Jade Goody's Funeral Plans Being Finalized

Thousands are expected to line the procession route on April 4

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With her mother, Jackiey Budden, saying her daughter would be “overwhelmed” by the public response to her death, plans are falling into place for British reality star Jade Goody’s April 4 memorial service.

A 21-car funeral procession will leave Goody’s home in Essex, England, at noon that Saturday en route to the service at St. John the Baptist church in Buckhurst Hill, the BBC reports. Thousands of mourners are anticipated to line the route and then watch the proceedings on large, outdoor TV screens set up for the occasion.

The church service is expected to commence with Goody’s favorite hymn, “All Things Bright and Beautiful,” and the 27-year-old will then be laid to rest in Epping Forest Burial Park in North Weald.

After a very public health battle, Goody succumbed on Sunday to cervical cancer that had been diagnosed in February, Her death is being credited with advancing the cause of cancer screening in the U.K.

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