A funeral for Bobbi Kristina Brown will be held on Saturday at the St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, according to a report from Atlanta television station WXIA. Her body will then be flown to New Jersey, where she will be buried beside her mother, Whitney Houston.
Saturday's service begins at 11 a.m., but is reportedly only open to those who receive invitations. The burial is invitation-only as well. The New York Daily News reports that Bobbi Kristina's boyfriend Nick Gordon is not on the guest list.
Bobbi Kristina Brown died on Sunday at the Peachtree Christian Hospice outside of Atlanta. Her body was released to her family--following an autopsy--on Tuesday.
Funeral planning for Bobbi Kristina isn't proceeding without a hitch, as both the Brown and the Houston families have different ideas of how Bobbi Kristina should be honored.
— HLN (@HLNTV) July 29, 2015
“The Houston family really wants Bobbi Kristina‘s funeral to be a big celebration of her life. They want it to have a party atmosphere, filled with laughs not tears. Unfortunately Bobby Brown doesn’t agree with this. He’s absolutely heartbroken and doesn’t like the idea of it being like her ‘Sweet 16′ party. He and the Houston family are really butting heads over who is running the show,” Hollywood Life reports.
Bobbi Kristina Brown's funeral won't be broadcast on TV the way Whitney Houston's funeral was back in 2012.
“Absolutely no plans on broadcasting the funeral. Just like the deathbed photo that has been shopped around, they don’t want to have anyone financially gain from her loss. The family doesn’t want anyone to make money from this tragedy and make this more of a spectacle than it already has become,” a source says.
— HollywoodLife (@HollywoodLife) July 29, 2015
It is no doubt a terrible time for the Brown and the Houston families. And while they never got along prior to the Bobbi Kristina tragedy, it's important for them to try to get along now, as they all prepare to lay her to rest.
Fighting won't help any of them as they grieve. They are all grieving the same loss--that of a 22-year-old who is gone way too soon.
Do you think the Brown and Houston families can curb their fighting in order to properly honor Bobbi Kristina?