Whitney’s Funeral Arrangements Released

Fans and stars alike have still not come to grips with the passing of the legendary singer, Whitney Houston. People all over the world are still mourning the loss of what has been dubbed as music’s greatest voice. It was announced earlier this week that the late star would be laid to rest in her hometown, Newark, N.J. The funeral will be fittingly held in the very church where Whitney first showcased her mystifying voice as a young child- the New Hope Baptist Church. Many fans were disappointed to learn that the service would be an invitation-only private affair. It seems Houston’s family has found a way to compromise, and include Whitney’s large fan base while still maintaining the privacy they desire in saying goodbye to their beloved family member. The private service set to take place on Saturday, will be broadcast on television and streamed online for fans around the world, CNN reports. The ceremony will begin at noon.

-Brooke Benjamin