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Oprah, Other Celebrities Attend Funeral for Jennifer Hudson Kin

Several hundred mourners at private ceremony



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    Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew were slain.

    Hundreds of mourners - many of them celebrities - gathered this morning to remember singer-actress Jennifer Hudson's slain mother, brother and nephew.

    A source close to the Hudson family said Oprah Winfrey, Usher and Queen Latifah were among those attending the private funeral services.

    Other celebrities - including Missy Elliott, Ciara, Clive Davis and Patti LaBelle - were also expected to be there, according to the Chicago Sun Times.

    Crowds lined up outside a large church on Chicago's South Side for the private funeral services. Only those with light blue tickets that read "Hudson Family Memorial" were allowed inside the Apostolic Church of God.

    Police directed traffic around the building and kept onlookers across the street and away from attendees.

    The services for 57-year-old Darnell Hudson Donerson, 29-year-old Jason Hudson and 7-year-old Julian King follow a public memorial yesterday.

    The three were shot to death late last month. No one is charged, although authorities call the boy's estranged stepfather a "person of interest."