John Edwards Won't Speak at Elizabeth Edwards' Funeral
CBS News reports that the plans for Elizabeth Edwards' funeral on Saturday have been made and her estranged husband, John Edwards, will not be speaking.
Elizabeth passed away this week after battling breast cancer for six years. She was 61 years old.
Her funeral will be held at the Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh, N.C.
According to CBS News, tributes will be made by Elizabeth's daughter Cate, 28, and two close friends at her funeral, but not from former senator and presidential and vice presidential candidate, John.
"(Cate's) been through so much," Jennifer Palmieri, a close friend of the family said, "losing her brother [John and Elizabeth Edwards' son, Wade, who died 14 years ago in a car accident at the age of 16], and now, her mom. But she's very strong â€¦ and has so much of her mother in her."
Cate also gave a eulogy at her brother Wade's funeral when she was 14 years old in the same church Elizabeth's funeral will be held.
Elizabeth will be laid to rest next to Wade's grave. John, who Elizabeth separated from in January after learning he fathered a baby with a campaign staffer named Rielle Hunter, will continue to raise their children Emma Claire, 12, and Jake, 10.
"It was very important to Elizabeth," Palmieri said, "that the father of her children be in good shape and that he be able to carry on and live a good life and live a good life for Jack and Emma. She felt good about that."