The funeral for the late Whitney Houston will take place this Saturday (February 18) at noon.
The funeral will take place this weekend in the church the Houston grew up and sang in as a little girl. The 48-year-old singer died on Saturday (February 11)at the Beverly Hills Hotel where she was found submerged under water. Whitney’s body was flown to Newark, New Jersey last night and was taken to a funeral home close to the New Hope Baptist Church where services will be held. The owner of the Whigham Funeral Home is believed to have confirmed the early funeral arrangements. Early rumors suggested that a more public funeral could be held at the 18,500-seater Prudential Center. However, it has been claimed that Whitney’s mother wants the service to be held inside the church by invitation only. Whitney’s mother Cissy Houston led the church’s music program for many years, where both Whitney and her cousin Dionne Warwick performed in the choir.