Pallbearers included childhood friends of Wade Edwards...
Elizabeth Edwards was laid to rest in Raleigh, North Carolina on Saturday. More than 1,200 mourners gathered for the public funeral at Edenton Street United Methodist Church. She was buried next to her son Wade at Oakwood Cemetery.
Daughter Cate eulogized her mother: "She has been a light house to all of us. She's always been that source of light to us. Every lesson she has taught us has become part of our ethic. Among the lessons she taught -- you'll always regret prints, you'll never regret solids."
The 61-year-old did not plan her own funeral but the family knew that she would want it to be open to the public. Pallbearers included four childhood friends of her deceased son. Others included Cate Edwards' fiance Trevor Upham and her hospice doctor Michael Chernier.
Elizabeth bid a fond farewell to her many friends via her Facebook page the day before she died.
View photos, the funeral program and watch the funeral eulogies on video below: