jennifer hudson and family held a memorial service for slain family members

Memorial Service Held for Jennifer Hudson's Family

A memorial service was held at the Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday with over 100 friends and family for Jennifer Hudson's Mother, Brother and 7 year old nephew who were murdered last week.

A private service attended by 100 people was followed by a parade of thousands of mourners, who filed into the small hall to write condolence notes on cards with the images of nephew Julian King, mother Darnell Donerson and brother Jason Hudson.

One of Jennifer Hudson's cousins, Demitrias Jackson, attended the community memorial and told E! News that Hudson is "very strong and she's holding the family together." Jackson added that Hudson will temporarily put her career on the back burner in order to be with her family and mourn. "She is going to take a break from acting," Jackson said. "She'll be taking time for herself and to be with her family."

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the newly formed Hudson-King Domestic Violence Protection Fund.

On a some-what positive note, the weapon used for the killings was in fact found by police in a vacant lot near the location where Julian King's body was found. Noone has been convicted of the crimes but William Balfour the estranged husband of Julia Hudson, King's mother, remains in custody.

Hopefully justice will be served and the person(s) responsible for this disgraceful crime will be captured and punished.

Author: christin Posted: 11/3/2008
Tags: Jennifer Hudson