A family friend said Wednesday that Edwards will be honored Saturday at Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh at 1 p.m. The public is allowed to attend the event. The family is still working on burial plans.
The family is asking that people make donations to the Wade Edwards Foundation, which was created in honor of Edwards' son who died in a car crash at age 16.
Elizabeth Edwards died Tuesday of cancer six years after she was first diagnosed with the disease. Family, friends and followers say she was an inspiration for how she handled a series of adversities in her life.