Public memorial for Edwards to be held Sat.

RALEIGH, N.C. Edwards died Tuesday at the age of 61, six years after she was first diagnosed with breast cancer.

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.

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