Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, has been laid to rest amid new family drama.
Her father, Bobby Brown, emerged from the funeral service, staring toward the ground before lifting his head up and briefly gazing at the sky.
Dressed in all black, Bobby Brown was one of the first to exit the tension-filled private memorial service for Bobbi Kristina on August 1 at the St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, died in hospice care July 26, nearly six months after she was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub at her townhome on January 31.
Several celebrities showed up for the funeral including filmmaker Tyler Perry, Grammy-winning R&B singer Monica and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.
In the middle of the service Bobby Brown’s sister Leolah Brown walked out of the church and spoke to reporters gathered outside. She said she was angry because Whitney Houston’s sister-in-law and former manager Pat Houston was speaking at the funeral.
“I told her that Whitney is going to haunt her from the grave,” Leolah Brown told reporters outside the church.
Leolah Brown suggested that the feud between the Houstons and the Browns was far from over.
“It’s just getting started,” she said before going back inside the church.
For years, there’s been a longstanding rift between the families of Bobbi Kristina Brown’s famous mother and father. Bobby Brown briefly appeared at Whitney Houston’s funeral three years ago, saying he and his children were seated but asked repeatedly to move. Bobby Brown said he left because he didn’t want to create a scene, but was upset.
Bobbi Kristina’s death was grimly similar to the way her mother had died three years earlier.
Whitney Houston’s assistant found the pop icon’s lifeless body face-down in a foot of water in her bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel just before the Grammy Awards in 2012. Authorities found prescription drugs in the suite, and evidence of heart disease and cocaine in her body, but determined her death was an accidental drowning.
Her daughter, Bobbi Kristina, was found in the Atlanta home she shared with Nick Gordon, an orphan three years older, whom Whitney Houston had raised as her own. A police report earlier this year described the incident as a drowning, and authorities are investigating her death.
Relations between Nick Gordon and other relatives have soured over the past few years, especially after Bobbi Kristina Brown was hospitalized. A protective order barred him from being within 200 feet of Pat Houston. And a feud erupted over whether Nick Gordon could visit Bobbi Kristina Brown while she stayed in the hospital.
Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said he and his office are interested in reviewing the investigative file to determine whether any charges will be filed.
Leolah Brown said she believes Nick Gordon was involved in the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown.
Mourners have gathered to Saint James Methodist Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, to attend the private funeral of Bobbi Kristina Brown.
The only child of the late singer Whitney Houston died in a hospice on July 26, six months after she was found face down and unresponsive in a bathtub.
Bobbi Kristina Brown, 22, is expected to be buried beside Whitney Houston at a cemetery in New Jersey.
Whitney Houston drowned in a bathtub at a Los Angeles hotel in February 2012 on the eve of the Grammy Awards ceremony.
Bobbi Kristina Brown’s funeral service at St James United Methodist Church is closed to the public.
Her father,Bobby Brown, and grandmother Cissy Houston, were seen arriving at the funeral.
Also seen arriving were cousin Jerod Brown, Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed and R&B singer Monica.
An initial autopsy found no obvious underlying cause for Bobbi Kristina Brown’s death.
She was discovered face down in a bath at the Atlanta home she shared with her partner Nick Gordon in January 31.
Frosty relations between Nick Gordon and Bobbi Kristina Brown’s relatives came to a head in June, when her court-appointed representative sued him, accusing him of misrepresenting his relationship with her.
Nick Gordon was alleged to have transferred $11,000 of Bobbi Kristina Brown’s funds into an account controlled solely by him while she was in hospital but was never charged.
Bobbi Kristina Brown’s funeral will be held on Saturday morning, August 1, Us Weekly reported.
The service was originally scheduled for Thursday, July 30, but, according to the publication, certain family members couldn’t make it that evening, prompting the rescheduling.
The funeral service will take place at St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, Georgia. Those who were close to Bobbi Kristina Brown will say their goodbyes before she is buried two days later.
The publication also reported that a private burial is scheduled for Monday, August 3, in New Jersey.
The only child of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, who was 22 years old at the time of her untimely death, is expected to be buried next to her iconic mother in Westfield, N.J.’s Fairview Cemetery.
Whitney Houston, a New Jersey native died in February 2012 at the age of 48.
The singer was laid to rest in the cemetery along her father.
Bobbi Kristina Brown died on July 26 after spending nearly 6 months in the hospital and in hospice care. An autopsy was performed this week to determine just what happened before she was found unresponsive in her Georgia home on January 31.
According to the medical examiner, initial tests on Bobbi Kristina Brown have found no significant injuries and no obvious underlying cause of death.
Whitney Houston’s daughter died on July 26 at the age of 22.
Bobbi Kristina Brown had been in a coma since being found face down and unresponsive in a bathtub at her Atlanta home on January 31.
Whitney Houston was found dead in a hotel bathtub in Los Angeles in February 2012.
Bobbi Kristina Brown was found by her partner Nick Gordon.
A police report described Bobbi Kristina Brown’s death as a “drowning” although it is unclear what led to it.
Bruising was found on the front of her body at the time. Authorities later said she had sustained injuries in a car crash several days earlier, saying they were not the result of foul play.
Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office said the time that had elapsed from when Bobbi Kristina Brown was found in January will “complicate” its effort to reconstruct events.
It said the initial portion of the post-mortem had been completed and there were no signs of “an obvious underlying cause of death”, no significant injuries and no previously unknown medical conditions.
Bobbi Kristina Brown’s cause of death would not be announced until all tests have been conducted, it added, saying that could take “several weeks”.
A spokeswoman for her family said she died on Sunday surrounded by her family and was “finally at peace in the arms of God”.
Dionne Warwick, Whitney Houston’s cousin, described Bobbi Kristina Brown as “a sweetheart”.
“She will be missed, that’s for sure. She was a good girl. She was a good little girl. She really was,” she told the Bravo TV network.
The day before Bobbi Kristina Brown was found in the bath, she had tweeted: “Let’s start this career up&&moving OUT to TO YOU ALLLL quick shall we !?!???!”
Bobbi Kristina Brown began performing with her mother as early as 1999, singing duets of My Love is Your Love and recording Little Drummer Boy for a holiday album in 2003.
According to new reports, Bobbi Kristina Brown will be buried next to her mother, late singer Whitney Houston.
Bobbi Kristina Brown will be given a funeral service this week in Atlanta, Georgia, after which her body will be flown to New Jersey where she will be buried alongside her mother, ET reported.
Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown’s daughter died on Sunday, July 26, nearly six months after being found unresponsive in her bathtub. She was 22.
Bobbi Kristina Brown’s mother died on February 11, 2012, after she was found unconscious in a bathtub at The Beverly Hilton Hotel.
The singer was laid to rest eight days later at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, New Jersey. Whitney Houston was buried next to her father, John Russell Houston.
Bobbi Kristina Brown was found unresponsive in her bathtub on January 31, 2015, and was then taken to North Fulton Hospital in Roswell, Georgia, where she was put on a ventilator to assist her breathing. She was later placed in a medically induced coma at Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital.
Nearly two months later, Bobbi Kristina Brown was moved to a rehabilitation center, where she remained until June 24, when she was moved to the hospice center where she died on July 26.