Saturday, 4 April 2009

Thousands turn out to bid Jade Goody farewell

In scenes reminiscent of the funeral of Princess Diana thousands have turned out to bid farewell to reality TV star, Jade Goody. Jade had been dubbed the "Primark Princess", as a mark of her working class routes, was laid to rest at St John The Baptist Hill Church in Buckhurst Hill Essex this Saturday.

The funeral procession started early in the morning at the premises of F A Albins & Sons, the Funeral Directors from Bermondsey, South East London who handled arrangements. Bermondsey was where Jade was born and grew up and the funeral procession snaked its way through key locations of her life in the neighbourhood.

There was the Bermondsey market where Jade's Grandfather had a stall and there was the grim Council Estate, the Dickens Estate (see on Google Street View), where her mother Jackie Budden, struggled to bring her up.

The cortege then moved on to Essex the home to many of the happier times in Jade's life, her post Big Brother Fame, her kids and the family life she had built up.

Her final journey came to an end at the Baptisit church in Buckhurst Hill where celebrities like the SugaBabes, Kerry Katona joined family and friends to say their final farewell.

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