Disco queen Donna Summer, 63, who passed away on May 17th, after a long battle with lung cancer will be laid to rest on Wednesday after a private ceremony at a church in Nashville, Tennessee, reports TMZ.
The funeral service, which is by invitation only, will consist of a list of strictly cherished friends and family members. Summer’s family does not want the ceremony to turn into a frenzied media event, so they have been very tight-lipped about the particulars of the funeral.
The media can only speculate as to which big-named celebrities will step out of the stretch limos and town cars to attend the service at a church that holds approximately 1,000 attendees. Last Friday, Summer’s publicist Brian Edwards said that although Summer’s family appreciates the outpouring of love from fans everywhere, he said in a statement to the Associated Press, that the funeral arrangements for the songstress will be kept confidential.
Watch video of Donna Summer’s passing here:
Summer packed up her family — husband Bruce Sudano and daughters Mimi, Brooklyn, and Amanda Grace — and hightailed it out of Los Angeles, making Nashville, the cultural epicenter of the music world, her home in 1994. Since Summer made it no secret that the mecca of country music was close to her heart, her family has chosen to bury her there. When she settled in Nashville, she resumed her second love, painting, and created large Expressionist-styled canvases that sold for thousands of dollars.