February 16th, 2012
11:34 AM ET

Houston funeral preparations under way at New Jersey church

Preparations were under way Thursday for the private, invitation-only funeral of pop superstar Whitney Houston at the New Jersey church where she sang as a child.

Metal barricades were being erected around a tribute area in front of New Hope Baptist Church, where fans of Houston were leaving balloons, candles and photographs of the singer.

Inside, funeral directors met with members of the Newark, New Jersey, police, who will provide security for the event, said police Sgt. Ronald Glover.

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  1. Greg from DE

    The same GOD who gave Whitney Forgiveness, is the same GOD who's gonna give you Mercy @BBROWN!! GODs love is real ladies, and gentlemen!! This world needs more of it..

    February 17, 2012 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
    • BBrown

      This was the same god that talked about not worshiping false idols? SHE WAS A JUNKIE!

      February 17, 2012 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  2. Greg from DE

    I understand that @BBrown! And your absolutely right, God did say don't worship any Idols, but its not up to you to Judge her the way you have been.. You have every right to your opinion, but just admit your words about Whitney have been just a bit harsh! We are accountable to GOD with everything that leave our lips. Peace..

    February 17, 2012 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
    • BBrown

      Like you said, I have every right to my opinion. She was a tacky ho that squandered her talent.

      February 17, 2012 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  3. Dior

    Why didn't Auntie Dion and her psychic friends network see this coming?!?

    February 17, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
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