As we said before, we definitely think it was a smart move not having a public memorial. Whitney's family deserves the opportunity to say goodbye to her in private.
Yesterday, we learned that Whitney Houston's funeral will be an invitation-only service, which will take place on Saturday at the Hope Baptist Church (where Whitney started her singing career) in Newark, NJ.
- Whitney's mother Cissy Houston is taking charge of the funeral arrangements
- Faith will be a major focus of the ceremony
- Funeral home being used also handled Whitney's father John Russell Houston's burial arrangements in 2003
[Image via WENN.]