The death of Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, is tragic enough, and her family does not want anyone to profit from it, Hollywood Life wrote in an exclusive report Tuesday. Her funeral service may take place Saturday, Aug. 1, at 11 a.m. local time at St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, nearly a week after she died at Peachtree Christian Hospice. She was 22.
Parts of Houston’s funeral were broadcast in 2012, after she accidentally drowned in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton hotel, so fans could say their final good-byes. But that will not happen with Bobbi Kristina. “[There are] absolutely no plans on broadcasting the funeral. Just like the deathbed photo that has been shopped around, they don’t want to have anyone financially gain from her loss. The family doesn’t want anyone to make money from this tragedy and make this more of a spectacle than it already has become,” an insider told Hollywood Life.
Though nothing is official, there may be two ceremonies: One in Atlanta with her friends and family, and another in Westfield, New Jersey, where Houston is buried. “There will be many tears at both. Cissy [Houston] will be able to say her goodbyes and see her being laid to rest,” a different source told Hollywood Life. “Bobby and the family are comforted that she is with her mother in heaven.”
Fairview Cemetery is preparing for the possible burial service, NJ.com wrote. Security has been increased to make sure visitors stay away from Houston’s grave. But the town of Westfield revealed they have not been contacted to have a private burial for Bobbi Kristina.
Before her untimely death, Bobbi Kristina remained in a medically induced coma since she was found face down in a bathtub in her Roswell, Georgia, home on Jan. 31. Her case, previously called an accident, was upgraded to a homicide investigation Monday, TMZ reported.
Though her boyfriend, Nick Gordon, is a person of interest, he has not been charged with a crime. He reportedly wants to attend Bobbi Kristina’s funeral service, but it is unlikely the Houstons and Browns will give him permission. The families did not let him see Bobbi Kristina when she was in the hospital or when she was moved to hospice care.
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