Elizabeth Edwards died Tuesday after her six-year battle with breast cancer. She was 61.
"Today we have lost the comfort of Elizabeth's presence but she remains the heart of this family," the Edwards family said in a statement. "We love her and will never know anyone more inspiring or full of life," according to the People magazine.
Mourners gathered outside a church Saturday in Edenton, N.C. to remember the strength and courage of former presidential candidate John Edwards' wife, according to USA Today.
The service was held at Edenton United Methodist Church, and she will be laid to rest next to her son Wade, who died in a car accident in 1996, according to USA Today.