Whitney Houston's obituary was just released. Some 1,500 seats are available to invited guests at Saturday's funeral service for Whitney Houston at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark and they will be filled with family, friends and stars.
Aretha Franklin has been asked to sing at the service. Others confirmed on the guest list are Chaka Khan, Bebe & CeCe Winans, songwriter Diane Warren, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, pop singer Darlene Love, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Antonio "L.A." Reid, Ray J -- a hip-hop artist said to have dated Houston -- and Brandy, who is Ray J's sister. Houston's cousin, singer Dionne Warwick, was in New Jersey helping the family with funeral arrangements, Warwick's publicist told CNN
Detroit pastor and gospel singer Marvin L. Winans, a longtime friend of the Houston family, will give the eulogy. Asked why no public memorial service was planned, Winans told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Wednesday night the family didn't "want to have a parade."
Fans should not expect to see the parade of stars, either. City streets will be locked down for six square blocks around the church beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday, Newark Police Director Samuel DeMaio tells NJ.com.
Fans will be able to watch the service, as it is will be made available for television and Web streaming. Houston's publicist, Kristen Foster, announced Wednesday that the Associated Press will be allowed a camera at the noon event. The AP will stream the service on http://livestream.com/aplive. The event also will be available to broadcasters via satellite.
Although the family is not commenting on Houston's burial location, her death certificate filed Wednesday in Los Angeles lists it as Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, N.J., according to CNN.
I think her family is doing this the right away...very classy like Whitney was. It should not be a parade..it causes too much trouble. I am glad that we as the public will be able to watch the service and that there won't be a thousand press cameras around making everybody crazy! Very very well done. Continue to pray for Bobbi Kristina
Its so sad 2 see another great person go so soon may god keep her soul at peace
I will always Love You Whitney
i will continue to have the Houston and Brown family in my prayers RIP Whitney
God has came and took another one of his Angels. Condolences to the Family. Mr. & Mrs. Willie Hamilton
We Love You Whitney
R.I.H. ANGEL....YOU WILL BE MISSED....LOVE YOU
RIP Whitney, you will truly be missed. My prayers go out for family and friends! May lord walk with Christina through all her grief
WE WILL MISS YOU DEARLY DIVA
REST IN PARADISE DIVA,AMAZING TALENT GONE HOME
A Celebration of Life
Whitney lived a great life and her music will live on as we cherish her in our hearts forever.
YOU WILL BE DEARLY MISSED!
Always be loved but never forgotten!!!
My prayers goe out to family n friends
GONE TO SING IN HEAVEN!!!
WHITNEY... YOU WERE CALLED HOME TO SING IN THE HEAVENLY CHOIR...YOUR LEGACY SHALL LIVE ON!!!!( the Leach family)
Another Great Person Gone So Soon
I have always enjoyed your music even as a child,My mother brought me and my brother up on your music..No matter what you done in life you was always special to me.I will LOVE you as i have always loved u..R.i.p Diva Whitney..May the Good LORD continue to keep your family wrapped in his WARM, LOVING, CARING arms..
The Light Of an Angel has been dimmed FOREVER
WHITNEY I'M STILL IN SHOCK. I'M SURE YOUR GOING HOME PARTY WILL BE OUTSTANDING. SO BEFITTING FOR A BEAUTIFUL QUEEN.MY CONDOLENCES TO YOUR FAMILY.R.I.P. FOR I TO "WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU. UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN BE COMFORTED AMONGST THE GREAT AND OUR FATHER.
I have Never been effected by the lost of a star like I am about Whitney Houston ~rip~
THE LORD SAID IT HEAVEN'S TIME
Whitney, May you rest in peace. Your family is correct, we had you and the greatest voice of all for my years. It the lord's time now (however, too soon). My prayers go out to your family and friends! May the lord walk with Bonni Kristina through this time of grief.
We each have to walk this path,,,
You have gone the way we all have to go,,,Maybe too soon, only GOD knows for sure,,Goodbye
You will be missed
My thoughts and Prayers go out to the Houston Family her work here is done God has called her Home I know you will mourn her death but please remember to celebrate her life. Rest my Beautiful Angel no more hurt or pain...until you meet again. May God Bless.
Whitney you will truly be missed but loved all the more rip
Sister in christ
You will be missed by three of your fans. Vickie viktoria and jalyn Williams. God be with you and your family. May you rip and bobbie Christina we will be praying for you. If you need a secret place to chill out at come to chi town and visit us.
Broken Heart R.I.P Whitney
We always new we love You Whitney,But we just never new it was So Much Love, The Good Lord Has Took U Back Under His Wings And Carry U Back Home With Him. He saw your struggle and heard your Cry so that"s Y. Now we are crying Harder Because another Good Sister Flew By. We Love U Whitney Always and Forever in our Hearts.And there shall be no more crying and he will wipe away all our tears.May GOD Keep His Arm Around The Family!!!Fly Fly Away Whitney U are So Beautiful And Special To Meet Your heavenly Father!!!
NO MORE HEARTACHE AND PHYSICAL PAIN!
You WILL definitely MISSED since U have departed your earthly vessel, but U NO longer have any more heartache nor pain.
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