February 19th, 2012
02:39 AM ET

Whitney Houston's journey 'home' ends with a private burial

Whitney Houston's journey "home" ends with a private burial in New Jersey on Sunday as questions persist about what caused the superstar's death.

Houston will be buried next to her father at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, south of Newark.

Her burial brings an end to her "coming home," as her family has dubbed the invitation-only memorial service held a day earlier at her childhood church in Newark.

The family-only burial is in contrast to the emotionally-charged, star-studded memorial service held at New Hope Baptist Church, where Houston, nicknamed "Nippy," was soloing in the junior choir by age 11.

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  1. RUFFNUTT

    are they haveing two burials? one for her and one for the privates? i don't get it...

    February 19, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      RUFFIE!
      You're in rare form tonight!

      February 19, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Gray

    get this Whitney Houston crap off the tv and talk about something important. I know what you're doing and I won't tolerate it. Your propaganda techniques are pathetic and totally transparent, if you're going to bother do it with some skill.

    February 20, 2012 at 2:54 am | Report abuse |
  3. Name*s kel

    Gray is a loner sitting in his trailer wackin off and hating the non Gop world.

    February 20, 2012 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  4. Harvey s

    whitney was a terrific singer; that's it. not a pope or a president. While her death was tragic, she brought it on herself. mourn the millions pf people who die from diseases that were not self inflicted. CNN get a life. stop broadcasting this stuff 24/7.

    February 20, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Shirley

    while everyone is busy raising Whitney up to sainthood why don't people realize that she smoked crack in front of her 7 year old daughter who now probably has an addiction. She was a great singer but no saint.

    February 21, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
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