Here is some great news for all you Whitney Houston fans out there (including myself). Since their will not be a huge public memorial for the late singer the Houston family has decided to broadcast Whitney Houston’s funeral all across the world.
According to sources, the funeral will take place this Saturday, 12 Noon at the diva’s childhood church in New Jersey. In addition, some of music’s biggest and brightest stars who were close to Whitney will be in attendance.
Saturday’s funeral for legendary pop singer Whitney Houston is expected to be made available for television and web streaming from the New Jersey church where she grew up, Houston’s publicist said Wednesday.
Publicists and entertainers by Wednesday had confirmed nearly a dozen celebrities and personalities will be in some of the 1,500 coveted, “invitation-only” seats. No public memorial is planned.
Gospel singer and pastor Marvin L. Winans, a longtime friend of the Houston family, will give the eulogy at New Hope Baptist Church. Winans officiated at Houston’s 1992 marriage to R&B singer Bobby Brown.
Aretha Franklin, Houston’s godmother, has been asked to sing at the funeral, which begins at noon, Franklin’s spokeswoman said.
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 and Brandy. Houston’s cousin, singer Dionne Warwick, was in New Jersey helping the family with funeral arrangements, Warwick’s publicist said. [source]
So if you want to see Whitney’s homecoming service make sure you turn your TV to CNN on Saturday; I’m quite sure they will be televising it.