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. AMERICA 1st

    Its about time that crackhead got dumped in the ground. Now maybe cnn can go to other, more important news. Televising its funeral? That was poor judgement. Networks nust be trying to generate ratings!

    February 19, 2012 at 3:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. AuntSlappie

    @ america 1st.>>> do u lurk at blog sites 2 vomit ur knowledge? enuff already! we get, u didnt like whitney nor understood her choices. yes, her choices. she made some bad decisions. would u say the words in ur blog 2 her family? to their faces?especially her daughter? i would like to think u would not. stop it. PLEASE!

    February 19, 2012 at 5:25 am | Report abuse |
  3. AuntSlappie

    @america 1st>>>> do u lurk at blog sites 2 be the 1st to vomit ur knowledge? we get it.u didnt like whitney nor understood her choices.. yes, her choices. find another hobby. would u repeat verbally what u stated 2 her family? especially her daughter? i would like 2 think u wouldnt. u have a passion, albeit misguided. use ur voice 4 a useful cause on how to solve some of America's problems. enuff already. PLEASE!

    February 19, 2012 at 5:42 am | Report abuse |
  4. ron

    @ america 1st; I feel so very sorry for you that you live with such hatred and bitterness in your heart. It must be terrible to live with that in your mind. I had a brother like you, who when he had no one left in his life because of his vomit he continually spewed, finally turned his wrath on the only person left- himself. He put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger. Go look in the mirror.

    February 19, 2012 at 6:15 am | Report abuse |
  5. hope

    May she, finally, find peace in the arms of her heavenly father washed clean in the blood of the Lamb. Love is an amazing thing.

    I Corinthians 13


    February 19, 2012 at 6:52 am | Report abuse |

    it's a good thing they are burying her... if the cremated her every one in the city would get high...

    February 19, 2012 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©


      February 19, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  7. AMERICA 1st

    Yo ron, if you want to follow your brothers lead, have at it. Im sure he'd love the company!

    February 19, 2012 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  8. Black Rat

    Black America please stop celebrating death, and I say black America because we`re the only ones that seem to do this bizarre ceremony

    February 19, 2012 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • CraftDiva

      Black Rat we are not celebrating the death but the life that person lived...

      February 20, 2012 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "The Lunatic Fringe"

    Yeah she may of had drug issues. Why don't some of you idiots share some of your "secret vices" with us, and get it all in the open...

    February 19, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jj

      Any one of us would kill to have a fraction of her talent! Or a fraction of her money. I have no respect for a person who pisses it all away while leading her daughter down the same path. Ruffnut I love the jokes! Keep em comin. Secret vises? I'm addicted to sex. How's that? It won't kill me at least!

      February 19, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jj

      no respect from me when it comes to someone with that much god given talent and to throw it away on drugs not to mention whilst leading her teenage daughter down the same path!!! My vises? I'm addicted to sx. How's that? Rudfnutt keep the jokes coming! Love em!!!

      February 19, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Greek American

    I think some people just get tired of the constant media reports on the same story. Not to mention that it seems to glorify people who are famous and do drugs, or in other cases "allegedly" molest children, or "allegedly" kill their ex-wives and a waiter friend who stops by the house. And no I am not racist because it is the same thing for whites who "allegedly" do other bad things in life that the media can't stop reporting on.

    February 19, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Greek American

    Oh and I do enjoy smoking cigarettes while drinking alcohol.

    February 19, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      That's very common...I wouldn't call that an addiction unless you drink all the time....lol.

      February 19, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  12. carode

    She was amazing woman, figfhted with life .I,m her fan and am very sad for her.

    February 19, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Lorell

    It's really sad we pay tribute to drug addicted performers, when we have police, firefighters and military personnel that put their lives on the line everyday. We are a very sad race.

    February 19, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      The group you mentioned get their tributes, too, as well they should.
      Unfortunately, these unsung heros are not as well-known as Whitney.
      And please do not delude yourself that there is NOT drug addiction within those professions, sad as that is.

      February 19, 2012 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      And unless there is a Funeral Channel, this is the way it is.
      Go ahead and pitch that idea.
      I'll let you.

      February 19, 2012 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  14. banasy©

    Okay, let her RIP now.

    February 19, 2012 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |

    GOODBYE OLD NIPPY... we will miss you,

    February 19, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
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