Bobbi Kristina Brown was laid to rest on Monday, after rising family tension on memorial arrangements and with security standing guard to ensure peaceful funeral proceedings.
Emotions and tensions were high during Brown’s final days. A member of the Brown family told People that the memorial looked like “a circus,” especially after the conflict between the Brown and Houston families. The source continued that the family had several security guards standing in a line to manage the situation. "There were security guards who stood between everyone to make sure that no one got out of control," the source revealed.
Ever since the 22-year-old daughter of singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown was found unconscious in her bathtub, both families have not settled on good terms. Now the source claimed that Brown’s death has added to the tension. "Both sides are still not happy and on the same page," the source said. "There is a lot going on behind the scenes. There is a lot to do in a very short time."
Fortunately both clans agreed on the memorial service’s color scheme -- purple and pink. "Those were Krissy's favorite colors," the source said. "Her bedroom wall was in those colors. We all agreed we should honor Krissy." As for other matters, the Houstons and Browns did not see eye to eye. The families also had several disagreements on the funeral arrangements, reports said.
"Entertainment Tonight" reported that Brown’s aunt, Leolah Brown, was thrown out of the memorial service at St. James United Methodist Church. Brown interrupted the memorial service, yelling at another of Bobbi Kristina’s aunts, Pat Houston. She claimed that Houston was capitalizing on the late singer’s fame to seek donations for her foundation, The Marion P. Foundation.
Despite the family conflicts, the Daily Record stated that Brown’s funeral program was filled with several tributes and speeches from close friends and loved ones. The memorial also paid tribute to Bobbi Kristina’s deceased mother, with the choir singing Donnie McClurkin’s “Stand,” the same song that was used during Houston’s memorial service.
Brown and Houston’s only daughter died on Sunday, July 26, at the Peachtree Christian Hospice in Georgia. Bobbi Kristina was laid to rest beside her late mother at the Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, New Jersey.
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