Ashley “A.J.” Jewell’s funeral will be held Friday at the Ray of Hope Christian Church on Snapfinger Road in DeKalb County. The time has not yet been determined. A visitation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Donald Trimble Mortuary in Decatur, according to an ajc.com story.
In the meantime, the alleged attacker Frederick Richardson was ordered held without bail today until his next court appearance Oct. 20, the same story said. His attorney said Jewell drew a gun and threw the first punch during the fight Friday night outside the Body Tap strip club. The attorney also tried to argue that Jewell’s death has yet to be determined so it’s premature to charge his client with voluntary manslaughter.
Mediatakeout’s speculation that the argument stemmed from a woman does not appear to be the case, based on what the cops said yesterday. Rather, it may have had to do with the club itself and business issues.
Housebeautiful, which had the Kandi Burruss grief-stricken blog entry yesterday, found A.J.’s last Tweets, which address his kids.
Kandi’s castmate Sheree Whitfield, who had been out of the country, sent me a note reacting to A.J.’s death now:
“My heart goes out to Kandi, her family and AJ’s family during these trying times. They are in my prayers. I am here for her if she needs me.”
Bravo’s Rachelle Savoia confirmed to me that the reunion taping has been postponed and that an “In Memoriam” note will be added to the show Thursday for A.J.