Monday, November 3, 2008

Private Memorial Service for Jennifer Hudson's Family Set for Monday

Private Memorial Service for Jennifer Hudson's Family Set for Monday

A private memorial service will be held early next week for the mother, brother and nephew of Jennifer Hudson, who were shot to death in Chicago.

The Hudson Funeral Home announced the service will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at the Apostolic Church of God, according to the Chicago Tribune.

On Friday, a rep from the funeral home will announce if the family will hold a public service, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

See Jennifer Hudson's family album.

William Balfour, the ex-husband of Hudson's sister, Julia, is being held as a "person of interest" in the case. Chicago Police say the murders are "domestic-related."

The newest issue of Us Weekly reports that Hudson family members didn't take Balfour's threats seriously.

Jennifer and Julia Hudson have established the Hudson-King foundation For Families of Slain Victims in honor of their family members.

"The specific purpose of the Foundation is to care for the needs of families who have lost relatives to a violent crimes," according to a press release. "This encompasses their basic needs of food, clothing and shelter as well as grief counseling.

Donations to the Hudson-King Foundation:

c/o Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, LLP
Attn: William L. Abrams, Esq.
237 West 35th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001

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