Cissy Houston has lived through two nightmares that no mother should ever have to experience. Cissy had to bury her own daughter, Whitney. Today she bids farewell to her grand-daughter, Bobbi Kristina.
The Bobbi Kristina Houston saga has played out in a very public, very tabloid-splashed fashion. The hospice center where Bobbi Kristina spent her final days was besieged with paparazzi. Cissy Houston and her family were beset on all sides by people looking for any tiny piece of information they could scoop up, twist as needed, and publish.
Cissy Houston commented on a similar state of affairs when Whitney Houston died in 2012.
"The media are awful. People have come from here and there, [and they] don't know what they're talking about," Cissy Houston said. "People I haven't seen in 20 years … Here they come, [they] think they know everything, but that's not true. But God has his way of taking care of all of it, and I'm glad I know that. They really chopped on her, chopped on her … kept, kept, kept."
No parent ever think of burying their child be4 they go so extra prayers 4BobbyBrown & Cissy Houston Rest #BobbiKristina
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) July 27, 2015
Even on the way to today's funeral, Cissy Houston may have to deal with infighting within her own family. If reports are to be believed, Bobbi Kristina's aunt Pat Houston has set a theme for the funeral of "Sweet 16." But Dianne Warwick, Cissy's niece, is rumored to have threatened to attend the funeral.
"Dionne is planning a trip and threatening not to attend the funeral because Pat Houston is taking over, even though she should be making decisions with Bobby [Brown] and not doing it on her own," one tabloid source said.
Even after the funeral is over, the story may still stretch on for months. Nick Gordon, Bobbi Kristina's former boyfriend, has insisted that he and Bobbi Kristina were married. That could complicate matters because there is a lot of money involved.
Whitney Houston's will left her entire fortune to Bobbi Kristina. She was to get 30 percent when she turned 25. Bobbi Kristina died at age 22. The will specified that if Bobbi died unmarried and childless then the remainder of the estate would be distributed between Cissy Houston and Whitney's two brothers, Gary and Michael.
My heart goes out to Cissy Houston. To bury your daughter and then your granddaughter it's a lot. Rest easy #BobbiKristina
— Theia ❤ (@ochyxserhueh) July 27, 2015