Whitney Houston Funeral
February 13, 2012 by staff
Whitney Houston Funeral, Though her fans and family are still reeling from the shock of Whitney Houston’s sudden death, the wheels are already in motion to make sure the singer can rest, and quickly, in peace.
Funeral plans are reportedly already under way for the legendary Grammy winner, and a service is expected to take place later this week in Newark, N.J.
According to NBC New York, Houston’s body, which has reportedly already left the morgue and is being handed over to the care of her family, will be flown back East as early as tonight.
Though early speculation centered around Houston’s funeral taking place in the Atlanta-area church at which Whitney was active over the years, according to the network affiliate the 48-year-old will actually be buried by the Whigham Funeral Home in New Jersey.
The location choice, if indeed it proves true, is hardly surprising as Houston was born in Newark and got her start singing in the city’s New Hope Baptist Church, where her mother Cissy Houston served as musical director and cousin Dionne Warwick also sang.
So far, the family hasn’t commented on any funeral plans, though this morning the Los Angeles County Coroner said that arrangements were being made to hand over the body so that a memorial could take place.
Meanwhile, the Beverly Hills Police Department also held another press conference this morning to seek to clarify some of the erroneous reports about Whitney’s death.
Lt. Mark Rosen ran through the facts of the case so far, confirming she was found underwater and unconscious in the hotel bathtub at the Beverly Hills Hilton at roughly 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.
She was found and pulled from the tub by a member of her staff; no foul play is suspected and there were no signs of trauma on the singer’s body.
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