Former prime minister Golda Meir, who died yesterday following a 12-year battle against cancer, will be buried in Jerusalem's Mt. Herzl cemetery.

The body of Mrs. Meir will lie in state at the Knesset building beginning Sunday to give Israelis an opportunity to pay their last respects.

The Israeli Cabinet drew up the funeral arrangement at a special session today in accordance with Mrs. Meir's will, which stipulated a simple ceremony without eulogies. She will be buried alongside Levi Eshkol, Israel's third prime minister, whom she succeeded in 1969.

Deputy prime minister Yigael Yadin said the state funeral would take place Tuesday to make it possible for dignitaries from all over the world to attend, including Mrs. Meir's old political foe Prime Minister Menachem Begin, who is in Norway to receive his share of the 1978 Nobel Peace Prize.

Israel Radio reported that President Carter's mother, Lillian, will head the American delegation to the funeral. The report said the delegation, which includes Secretary of State Cyrus R. Vance, will arrive Monday.

Former U.S. secretary of state Henry Kissinger plans to attend Mrs. Meir's funeral, government sources said. Kissinger and Mrs. Meir first met during the 1973 October War, and they negotiated the 1974 Siani disengagement agreement with Egypt.