Elizabeth Edwards‘ public funeral service has been set for Saturday (Dec. 11) and will include eulogies from two close friends and her oldest daughter Cate, reports Pop Eater. The service will be at Edenton Street United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. ET in Elizabeth’s hometown of Raleigh, N.C.
A private burial for family only will be held at a later time.
A family friend says that estranged husband John will be in attendance because that’s what Elizabeth would have wanted. He was with Elizabeth when she succumbed to her six-year battle with cancer on Tuesday (Dec. 7). He is also reportedly setting up a foundation in Elizabeth’s name to help raise money for breast cancer research.
The family friend tells Pop Eater, “He will never forgive himself for what he did to her and she will
remain in his heart for the rest of his life. We were
all praying for a miracle. But now realize Elizabeth was our miracle.
Just having her in all our lives was the best gift of all. She will
never be forgotten.”