A proud Jersey girl will return home for one final goodbye.
According to reports, Whitney Houston will be laid to rest later this week at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J., the place of her birth.
Those who knew here before the fame knew her best as a singer in the choir of the church, as she was raised in East Orange. It is expected that her body will be released to the family today, now that the autopsy is finished, and arrangements are being made to fly her back East immediately by her family.
Many say that she never forgot her humble Jersey roots and that laying her to rest in the place where she got her start is a fitting tribute to her legacy.
We agree. She'll be back in a place where the people who knew her best can pay the best tribute to her, celebrating her life in the place where it all began.
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