Houston’s funeral will be at New Hope Baptist Church, where she sang as a child. Her eulogy will be given by gospel singer Marvin Winans, a Grammy Award winner and longtime family friend. The funeral will be a private, invitation-only affair.
[photogallerylink id=104501] A source told CNN that Houston’s “Bodyguard” co-star Kevin Costner will attend the funeral. There are reports that Stevie Wonder and Houston’s godmother Aretha Franklin will perform, while Houston’s longtime mentor, Clive Davis, is expected to attend. But there’s still no official word on whether Houston’s ex-husband, Bobby Brown, will pay his respects at the service.
They won’t be there in person, but Houston’s millions of fans worldwide will be able to share in her homecoming service Saturday as they watch her private funeral on the Internet and elsewhere. – cbsnews.com
The late singer’s publicist, Kristen Foster, announced Wednesday that the Associated Press will be the only video camera allowed inside at Saturday’s funeral in Newark, streaming the service on http://livestream.com/aplive.