A family friend said the public service will be held at a Methodist Church In Raleigh, North Carolina.
The family is reportedly still working on burial plans.
She passed away at her home while surrounded by family members.
In 2004, Edwards, a lawyer and author, learned she had breast cancer after an exhaustive year on the campaign trail.
Edwards separated from her husband after he admitted to having an extramarital affair with a campaign worker with whom he fathered a child.
The two separated earlier this year.