Whitney Houston’s funeral will be held today February 18, 2012, Saturday at the 1,500-seat capacity. Like her past stage performances, the service is expected to be star-studded that will be attended by some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. It will be held at New York Baptist Church in Westfield, New Jersey where the singer was first heard as choir member.
The service was said to be full of music. First on the list are Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder whom was chosen to sing during the funeral. Whitney’s record producer Clive Davis will speak at the funeral. Kristibe Foster, Huoston’s publicist said that invitations were sent to theThe Bodyguard co-star of Whitney, Kevin Costner and chat show host Oprah Winfrey and even to the singer’s husband, Bobby Brown. Others were Kim Burrell, Rickey Minor, Donnie McClurkin, Marvin Winans and Cece Winans, L.A. Reid, Brandy and Ray J. Their appearances at the service are expected. The eulogy will be given by Gospel singer Marvin Winans, a Grammy Award winner.
The service as reported by TMZ was not a funeral service but rather a “home going service” The invitation which read: “With heartfelt gratitude, the Houston family request the honour of your presence at the home going service for Whitney Elizabeth Houston.” Was been published by the gossip news.
The funeral will be private to people who are only invited by the family. It will not be open into the public but still people can watch at home for it will be broadcasted.
The police Chief Samuel DeMaio advised the people to just stay at home and watch the service on TV and over the internet for there will be nothing to see even they will go to the church where the service is held.
But there were still fans of Whitney that give tribute outside the church. According to them, they were happy to give their last message to their beloved singer.