Gia Allemand's funeral will take place in her beloved NYC
The family of Gia Allemand has announced plans for her funeral a week after the reality star committed suicide.
Gia Allemand will be laid to rest in her beloved New York City, her family announced today.
In a statement to press, the plans will include a Christian service and burial at a non-denominational church.
"Gia Allemand's funeral service is now confirmed for 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 22nd at Trinity Grace Church in Chelsea (NYC). The funeral is preceded by visitation on Wednesday from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. EST at the Papavero Funeral Home," her family announced.
"After much consideration by family members to privacy and capacity issues, both days will be open with the intention to welcome family and friends from near and far. Absolutely no cameras or cell phones will be permitted inside. All arrangements have been made by family in an effort to honor Gia the best way they know how. Representation for Gia Allemand and Ryan Anderson are operating in a support and communications capacity and not involved in the planning of funeral arrangements."
The former Bachelor and Bachelor Pad star was already remembered by friends at a memorial service in New Orleans, where she died. Organized by pals from Pure Barre Fitness, where she worked as an instructor when not appearing on reality TV, the service included a walk to the river's edge where they "toss[ed] white flowers into the river to symbolize that our love and memory of her will continue to flow in our hearts," according to the invitation.
The reality star is said to have made plans to move back to New York City, where she grew up, in September because she disliked New Orleans.