Whitney Houston
Houston funeral service was held on Saturday at her childhood church, New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J. Reuters

Whitney Houston's mother, Cissy, wrote her a touching letter that was reportedly published in Houston's funeral program. Houston funeral service was held on Saturday at her childhood church, New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J.

In the letter, reported by Vibe magazine, Cissy wrote that her daughter always gave without expecting anything in return. The mother also revealed that she never told Whitney Houston that when she was born she was told that the singer would not be with her long. Houston died at the age of 48 on Feb. 11 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California.

Read the letter featured in the funeral program below, as reported by Vibe:

Dearest Whitney:

The presence of God blessed our home with life, love, joy and peace. You and your brothers were the center of divine love attracting God's richest blessings. You were a child of God. We had so much love in our home that was truly from on high.

You always gave without expecting anything in return and our love was the force that multiplied these blessings higher and higher. I never told you that when you were born the Holy Spirit told me that you would not be with me long and I thank God for the beautiful flower he allowed me to raise and cherish for 48 years.

God said it's time Nippy; your work is done. The other day on February 11th He came for you. But not without warning. For two months now I have been depressed, crying, lonesome and sad not knowing why.

On Saturday, before I found out about your transition, my doorbell rang. I went to answer it but there was no one there. It rang again and again, no one was there so I called the concierge to tell him someone was ringing my doorbell. He checked the cameras and told me that no one was there. You promised me you were coming to spend time with me after the Grammys. I believe the spirits allowed you to come after all.

How I love you Nippy and how I miss you, your beautiful smile, your special little things you used to say to me and sometimes you'd call just to say hi Mommie, I love you so much, I loved you so much more.

I love you,I'll miss you,

Thank you for being such a wonderful daughter.

Rest my baby girl in Peace, you're now in the arms of Jesus.

Love, Mommie

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