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Donna Summer

The Funeral Program

5/23/2012 1:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Donna Summer Funeral Program
TMZ has obtained a copy of Donna Summer's funeral program -- detailing the order of events currently taking place at the private ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee.

According to the document, Donna's family -- her sisters especially -- are heavily involved in the proceedings, singing "We've Come This Far By Faith." Donna's brother Ricky Gaines is also speaking.

According to the program, several of Donna's girlfriends will share anecdotal "girlfriend stories."

Famed music producer David Foster -- who produced a lot of music with Donna -- is participating in a song called "The Prayer."

If you're wondering who Rick Dohler is -- that's Donna's daughter's husband.

The program also includes a Psalm dedicated to Donna about "a wife of noble character."

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MrHarrybawls2010    

It seems like these funerals are turning into showbiz events. Like who can invite the most celebrities to their funeral wins. Weird.......and on a side note the whole way that whitney houston's family "mourned" her death was bizarre. Make sure you all appear on Piers Morgan talking about her guys and get some camera time to push your books.

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Abe    

Does anybody know if Bobby Brown will attend just so he can walk out?

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bring back recent posts    

...who is leaking this info too tmz??? this is a private funeral...creepy..anything for a buck i guess...

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writenow    

OMG - at first I read it as "Ricky Gervais" and was horrified!

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Orlando    

This is simply rude and an invasion of privacy.

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Orlando    

This is simply rude and an invasion of privacy and being that she was in the industry for decades, having people from the music industry to perform does not make it a showbiz event. posting the order of service does

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kitnplayn    

It's very sad that someone so close to Donna Summer as to be invited to her funeral, would betray her in death by selling her out with the service brochure of her funeral to a slime rag like tmz.

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parlayer    

No bad habits?? so No weird comments. rip

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Dino     

I guess the ceremony was private but well in this era is almost impossible ... only takes a quick iphone photo these days ... thanks TMZ any ways to be that involved for the fans !

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parlayer    

I want a "Dixie land band" at mine. so all the people that owe me money can celebrate, and be insured they wont have to pay, "Pure Happiness"

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Blah    

"... is participating in a song called "The Prayer." "

Are you kidding me???? TMZ you must have honestly not ever hear that song?????

Geez...how about doing a YouTube search for it and then sit there and feel STUPID!!! as you listen.

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McdanielLawrence    

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croc    

is jesse jackson and sharpton going to
be there as they were at whitneys funeral?

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mousetrap    

The Wife of A Noble Character is not a Psalm, it is a Proverb. You should know that Harvey, since it is from the Old Testament. It is one of the greatest passages in the Bible.

Proverbs 31:10-31
10 A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still night;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her female servants.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
20 She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
31 Honor her for all that her hands have done,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

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