Bobbi Kristina Brown's father Bobby Brown and grandmother Cissy Houston, mother of the late Whitney Houston, gathered for the 22-year-old's wake at the Murray Brothers Funeral Home in Atlanta on Friday evening. Bobbi Kristina died Sunday at the Peachtree Christian Hospice after remaining in an unconscious state for nearly six months since she was found facedown in the bathtub at her Atlanta, Georgia, home.
While Bobby and Cissy arrived at about 6 p.m. to pay respects to Bobbi Kristina, other members of the Brown family -- Leolah and brother Bobby Jr. -- waited in the car and made their way to the premises after them, People magazine reported Friday. Bobby Brown was reportedly accompanied by his second wife, Alicia Etheredge, who gave birth to a daughter last month.
According to the report by People, Bobby looked devastated when he left the funeral home. Both families reportedly entered through the back entrance, where Bobby’s security personnel had arranged for black and white umbrellas for the protection of the family members.
The invitation-only funeral service for Bobbi Kristina is scheduled to take place Saturday at Saint James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, Georgia. Her body is then expected to be taken to Westfield, New Jersey, where she could be laid to rest alongside her mother Whitney. Reports also suggested that funeral arrangements have been made by Bobbi Kristina’s aunt Pat Houston, which has stirred up feuds in the family.
According to reports, Pat chose "Sweet 16" as the funeral's theme, which Bobbi Kristina’s cousin, Dionne Warwick, described as "stupid and disrespectful." Warwick has since reportedly threatened not to attend the funeral because she cannot agree to Pat's decisions.
Bobby’s sister, Leolah, also reportedly wrote on Facebook that Pat was seeking funds for her "evil and dirty foundation" using their niece's name. She also accused Pat of not consulting Bobby before reportedly finalizing the funeral arrangements.
Meanwhile, Bobbi Kristina’s boyfriend Nick Gordon, who currently faces a civil lawsuit for allegedly abusing Bobbi Kristina and stealing her money, pleaded with the family to be allowed to attend the funeral.