Friday, October 31, 2008


private memorial service will be held in Chicago on Monday for Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The service is for invited guests only.

On Friday, an announcement will be made to address whether a public service will be held, according to the Hudson Funeral Home, which is handling the funeral and memorial arrangements.

Darnell Donerson, 57, and Jason Hudson, 29, were shot and killed Friday morning at their Chicago home. Julian King, the 7-year-old son of Jennifer Hudson's sister, Julia, was found dead Monday morning in Jason Hudson's SUV, which was taken from the home.

Chicago Bears defensive tackle Tommie Harris, who is a friend of Jennifer Hudson's, will donate a jersey to help pay tribute to one of the victims, the Chicago Tribune reported Thursday.

"I would like to give them a personal jersey," Harris said Wednesday. "A lot of times you try to understand things but you can't fathom that, losing three loved ones within three days. It's very difficult and my prayers are with the family. It's hard but you just have to try not to lose faith in God."

On Wedneday, the Tribune reported that Chicago police believe more than one person may have been involved in the killings. William Balfour, Julia Hudson's estranged husband and the only person to be detained by police thus far in the case, remains in police custody for a parole violation, although he has not been charged in connection with the Hudson family murders.

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