Whitney Houston - All Of The Highlights From Whitney Houston's Funeral

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For Whitney Houston's ceremony taking place Saturday, Feb. 18 2012 at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, NJ (her hometown), Houston's life is celebrated by 1,500 of her close family and friends.Celebrities paying their respects: Stevie Wonder, Tyler Perry, Alicia Keys, Clive Davis, Mary J. Blige, Jesse Jackson, Chaka Kahn and Kevin Costner.

Whitney's family wanted to call it a 'home going service' and not a funeral, and that's what it was - A day to remember all the great things the legendary Whitney Houston achieved, and all the people's hearts she touched during her 48 years of life. Held at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey on Saturday (February 18th), over 1500 mourners attended the emotion-filled 'home going service' for music star Whitney Houston. Among the great lists of guests were of course the diva's entire family, including heartbroken mother Cissy Houston and daughter Bobbi Kristina, and celebritries like; Oprah Winfrey, Gayle King, Tyler Perry, Mariah Carey, L.A. Reid, Monica, Brandy, Ray J, and Diane Sawyer. Live music was also a present at the 'home going' service with Alicia Keys, R. Kelly, Stevie Wonder, Kim Burrell, and the Winans family taking the stage to pay one last tribute to Whitney with heartfelt performances. However, one of the biggest highlights of the event was Kevin Costner's speech. I was moved to the max.


Stevie Wonder sings Ribbon In The Sky Rendition at Whitney Houston's Funeral

R. Kelly sings I Look To You at Whitney Houston's Funeral

Rev. Kim Burrell sings A Change Gonna Come rendition at Whitney Houston's Funeral

Kevin Costner at the funeral of Witney Houston by First Day Church Atlanta
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