Celebrities Expected At Hudson Memorial

Jennifer Hudson at the ‘Secret Life of Bees’ premiere in Beverly Hills Jennifer Hudson at the ‘Secret Life of Bees’ premiere in Beverly Hills

A slew of celebrities are expected to honor Jennifer Hudson’s slain mother, brother and nephew Monday in Chicago.

Guests could include Missy Elliott, Oprah Winfrey, Ciara, Clive Davis, Queen Latifah, Usher and Patti LaBelle, a source told The Chicago Sun-Times.

Jennifer Hudson’s fellow “American Idol” alum, Fantasia Barrino, is reportedly expected to sing at the service.

The service, which is private, will be held at the Apostolic Church of God.

A rep for Jennifer Hudson has asked the media for complete privacy and respect for Jennifer during this difficult time.

As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, a public memorial celebration was held at the Pleasant Gift Memorial Baptist Church in Chicago on Sunday. Neither Jennifer nor sister Julia, the mother of Julian, attended.

Darnell Hudson and Jason Hudson were discovered shot to death on Friday, October 24, while 7-year-old Julian Hudson went missing. His body was discovered on Monday, October 27.

On Friday, a source confirmed to the Chicago Tribune that all three were killed with the same weapon; a .45 caliber semiautomatic recovered a block from where Julian’s body was found.

Julian’s stepfather, William Balfour, remains a person of interest in the case and continues to be held by authorities on a parole violation, though he has not been charged in connection with the murders.

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