Whitney Houston‘s funeral service and interment will take place in the very same New Jersey church where she was discovered about 38 years ago as a little member of Church Choir
Preparations and religious rites for her final home journey will take place on Saturday at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey,. where Whitney honed her skills singing with her mother Cissy Houston and her cousin Dionne Warwick.
Sources hinted the celebrity Magazine, TMZ that. the family wants to keep the event super-private with list of special guests for invitation drawn up.
The local Church according to reports can only sit 300 people as shortage of seats may reduce drastically the number of celebrities and friends to be invited.
However, there seems to be a new twist to the arrangement as Whitney former husband, Bobby Brown is being shielded from the funral.Sources said he has been extremely disappointed after hearing that several members of Whitney Houston‘s family do not want him to attend the singer’s funeral.
The speculation however is being waved by Bobby’s camp as no official rejection note hass been passed yet.
Sources at Bobby’s camp claimed the singer had been down since Houston’s departure and wanted to attend the funeral so he can support his daughter Bobbi Kristina, though he hasn’t decided on a plan of action yet.
Bobby w as quoted to be is hoping the family would be able to set aside their differences so they all can focus on mourning the loss of their loved one.
However, Whitney Houston‘s body triggered high emotion from fans as it arrived at a New Jersey funeral home on Monday night. The body was transported in a golden hearse.
Fans descended on the Whigham Funeral Home on hint of her expectation . waiting for the singer’s body to arrive.
A few opportunists were making quick bulk selling memorabilia of the departed singer with many bearing “In Memory of Whitney Houston”. It included t-shirts being sold for $10 a pop in the parking lot.
Whitney’s mother, Cissy Houston, waited outside the home as well as she collected information on the burial arrangement.