Jade Goody mum’s grave vigil

December 24th, 2009 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI  

Jade Goody London, December 24 (ANI): Late reality star Jade Goody’s mother, Jackiey Budden, spent an hour in front of her grave as she faces her first Christmas without her daughter.

The grieving mum knelt to kiss the wooden cross on the grave fighting tears.

She also brought a miniature Christmas tree to decorate the burial place in the cold weather.

“I just needed to be near my beautiful baby girl and make sure her grave was perfect for Christmas,” the Sun quoted her as saying.

She added: “She always loved this time of year and I couldn’t bear the thought of her not having her own tree.

“So I have this one with all the decorations and made sure everything is how Jade would want it.

“Jade’s legacy lives on and is strengthened every single time a young woman goes for a smear test when she wouldn’t normally have bothered. I’m so proud of her.”

Goody’s children, Bobby, six, and four-year-old Freddie may visit the grave over Christmas with TV presenter dad Jeff Brazier.

Budden said: “The boys miss their mummy, but they are so loved by me and their daddy we’ll see them through this year and every other one. The pain will never go away, but you try and deal with it the best you can.”

Also, a family friend mentioned: “It’s times like these that Jackiey really questions why Jade was taken away.

“But her memory lives on, not just in her family, but through the hundreds of thousands of young women whose awareness of cervical cancer was raised by Jade’s plight.”

Goody died of cervical cancer, aged 27, in March this year. (ANI)

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