Suge Knight Footing Mom's Funeral Costs Even Though He Can't Go

6/24/2018 1:00 AM PDT

Suge Knight Ponying Up Dough for Mom's Funeral He Won't Attend

EXCLUSIVE

Suge Knight's presence will be felt at his mother's funeral even though he's not allowed to attend ... 'cause he's paying for the whole thing.

Sources close to the ex-rap mogul tell TMZ ... Suge will fork over around $20k to cover the costs associated with burying his mother, Maxine Chatman. TMZ broke the story ... Maxine died last weekend after suffering a stroke. 

Maxine's plot -- at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, CA -- has already been covered. The funeral service will be held there early next month. As we first reported ... Suge's not allowed to attend the funeral because he's an inmate who falls under a category that makes him ineligible to attend funerals ... that category is murder defendant.

We're told Suge's devastated by that. What's more ... He can't even get photos of the service. Suge's not allowed to get any mail either. Maxine was 77. RIP.