The funeral service of Whitney Houston, who was found dead a week ago, will begin at 12:00PM Eastern today (Saturday), and it is being streamed live online. If you wish to watch the service itself, go here. It’s also being broadcast on CNN on TV, if you want to keep it here.
We’ll be providing live tweets of note below. Refresh throughout.
Whitney, while often victim of a great deal of negative press in her later years, mostly due to drugs, was still a widely respected singer with a huge fan base, and will always be remembered by those who lived through the 80s and early 90s, for her voice above all else. This much was made clear during the Grammys last weekend.
The speaker list will reportedly include: Kevin Costner, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keyes, Aretha Franklin, R. Kelly, and Dionne Warwick, among others.
We’ll start putting newer tweets at the top…
They’re now taking the casket away, playing “I Will Always Love You”. We’ll leave it there.
What a beautiful service for Whitney.
Now leaving Whitney Houston that was a nice sermon
We thank you for this life of Whitney Elizabeth Nippy Houston : Pastor Winans. Give a thought to prioritize.
Whitney funeral is longer than Titantic .
That’s not a joke. That’s true.
Whitney should be proud of all the love she is receiving
I love that Whitney’s funeral is so clean…. And peaceful
Whitney brought us all to church today.
Funerals are personal. All this commentating about Whitney’s “funeral” is strange.
Ricky Minor Wanted Whitney Huston The Way He Talk’n
Dang, Whitney’s funeral has lasted for 4 hours so far.
Wow didn’t know Ricky Minor frm The Tonight Show was Whitney’s music director
Seriously Whitney’s voice is still alive in Cece’s.. I mean those high notes though! 🙂
Tears in R kelly eye as he bid whitney Good bye to eternity
I think CeCe Winans has always been the only person whose voice came even remotely close to Whitney’s. And they favor a bit too!
Shouts to beyonce and jay-z sitting 2nd role at Whitney Houston’s funeral… Showing love and support this is BEautiful
Everyone is live tweeting Whitney’s funeral… So weird
Whitney Houston is the female micheal Jackson she will never be forgotten.
If you’ve peed on an underage girl, you should not be allowed in church. Yes I’m watching the Whitney funeral and yes I mean R. Kelly.
Whitney houstons funeral is national tv news.
Yet soldiers that have died for our country get nothing close to that.
Makes me sick honestly.
Costner made a good point saying what made Whitney at her highest and lowest points was the fact that she was always trying to be better.
#whitney funeralRkelly you brought tears to my eyes singing at
Dolly Parton is gonna be make so much money off Whitney’s death! *she wrote I Will Always Love You* I hope they take care of BK!
May you rest in paradise dear Whitney!
And thank you for sharing your gift with us!
Just heard from Aretha Franklin. Suffering from muscle spasms and leg cramps, she was heartbroken unable to sing at Whitney’s funeral.
Whitney Houston’s funeral is not a mourning celebration but a WONDERFUL CELEBRATION OF HER AMAZING LIFE.
#Whitney you are the greatest!We will always miss you
Speaking of MC Hammer…
Tears flow as I watch our sweet angel Whitney showered with the love she deserved. Let us share our love with our loved ones with us now
This is crazy. Stevie wonder is singing a “Ribbon in the Sky” dubplate dedicated to Whitney’s life at her Funeral.
Ray Watson – is perhaps one of those rare people that truly loved and protected Whitney the best he could…
The real body gaurd Ray paying tribute to Whitney
I thought Whitney’s bodyguard was MC Hammer! *face palm*
I think it’s the sunglasses…
Dionne Warwick introduces Ray Watson, Whitney’s bodyguard.
So Whitney and MJ both just left the scene right before their comeback!? Makes me even more sad smh.
@aliciakeys you did amazing my queen I know it was hard to sing with our sister laying there you was strong and Whitney felt your love!
All the Whitney on my iPod playing together on shuffle.
I keep trying to make myself change the channel but I can’t. They are sending Whitney out in high style.
I love singing Whitney’s songs in the shower as much as the next person but, why don’t we care this much about the children that die daily?
If ur not talkin about Whitney get off my TL!
@joysewing im sorry but she was screaming. She did the same thing on the Haiti tribute. Nice song though.
Clive Davis loved the hell out of Whitney Houston
This Whitney Houston funeral has me crying so hard. Has me reflecting on my life. And how I need to get it together
Clive Davis has a heavy heart today too. He helped get Whitney to the top and for that I am grateful.
I am going back in the services, I did my best out here. Can’t tweet from inside the sanctuary, I hope the press will not distort the day.
Did y’all ever stop and think that maybe Bobby Brown left because Whitney death was just too much for him to handle?
I’m outside the church but I can hear Alicia Keys screaming thru this song. J/k
This really is an amazing and beautiful home going service for Whitney. I am so happy for the live coverage.
#Whitney .. Finally Alicia Keys I have been waiting for her turn ♥♥♥ now singing ‘could you send an angel’
#whitney‘sfuneralOoooh my god! Love that song Alicia!
Love it 🙂 Whitney reached back & brought young artists forward. Nice Alicia Keys memory
Kevin Costner just gave the speech to end all speeches at the Whitney Houston funeral. Wow.
Watching the kind-of-unbearable Kevin Costner at Whitney Houston’s funeral and thinking: Hitchcock and Kubrick never won a directing Oscar.
I think Kevin Costner was in love with Whitney Houston.
Whitney Houston is the Beyonce of our parents generation. Man…
Dang Kevin postponed the Bodyguard for a year so that Whitney could get the part!
Kevin Costner bringing humorous memories of Whitney, I love him!
#Whitney Houston funeral. We’re told the family did NOT ask him to leave. He felt “disrespected” by church.Bobby Brown decided to leave
I am at Whitney’s funeral. I spoke with Bobby Brown trying to calm him down and not distract from the services. Today is about Whitney!
Kevin Costner jus made m tear wow his story on whitney is humbling
Costner called Whitney the “greatest singer of the last century”.
I like how the coverage of Whitney’s funeral is properly managed and not a big production circus 1 camera pan left pan right zoom out great
RIP… Whitney May GOD be with you and your family!
Kevin costomer here mannnnnnn .. Whitney Houston funeral is the bomb
I hope they let bobby brown speak because he loved whitney. And she loved him and it would mean the world to bobby christina
I feel bad for the Whitney Houston home going band…… I’m seeing some bad tweets …. Look at the bright side
Cece looks a little bit like Whitney from her side profile up there .
How Twitter turn Whitney Houston funeral into a joke too…yal ain’t shit
This is a side of Whitney the media could never portray. What a beautiful ceremony.
Whitney was obviously a funny person!!!
Tyler Perry spoke to the soul about Whitney. He brought tears! Whitney, you are so loved and will be missed. My Prayers for her family.
watching CNN..Tyler perry is holding it down at Whitney houstons funeral
I heard a lil bit of Madea coming out while Tyler Perry was talking abt Whitney
Tyler Perry’s Whitney Houston’s funeral
Wait Tyler Perry is at Whitney Houston Funeral!
I’m not watching Whitney’s funeral cause it reminds me of MJ. 🙁
Watching the funeral from my cell phone while driving… Well listening RIP Whitney Houston
That was a good song for Whitney
Whitney Houston’s funeral is stressing me out.
“After you’ve done all you can, you just stand,” Donnie McClurkin singing for Whitney
Cracking jokes during Whitney’s televised service? Ppl get down like that? Oh.
People on my timeline claiming they crying while watchin Whitney’s funeral. Please, sit down.
If Whitney was your mom, you would try to beat everybody’s ass that disrespected. Y’all ignorant
To clarify: Bobby Brown was in the church. But he left soon after.
Thank you Whitney, your light & love have blessed us all, Well done !
“I will live in the LORD’s house for the rest of my life” Psalms 23:6
This is a day I will Never Forget! Time is standing still. Whitney Houston is being laid to rest! God thank you for this Amazing Spirit.
If you’re not rocking back and forth right now listening to this choir at Whitney’s homegoing I don’t know what to tell you
Ok no disrespect but why they put Whitney in that Gold ass Casket?
Bobby Brown was in the church. But he left not long after the service for Whitney Houston started.
This singer sounds so much like whitney
Stevie Wonder just came in to New Hope Baptist Church for the Whitney Houston funeral.
why I hate the press. whitney funeral live, no Syria no Greece. personal tragedy for houston family over tragedy for humanity
If that’s true they are so wrong! Bobby was the father of her child and he meant a lot to Whitney. You cant blame him for her being on drugs
Bobby Brown has left the church. Unconfirmed that he wasnt let in. He may have come in and then left.
Bobby Brown at the church. Not admitted into Whitney Houston funeral.
I think Whitney’s funeral is going to do more than just be a funeral. Something is bout to happen.
Oh, what do you know? Westboro Baptist Church has something to say (more on that here):
off my BET strike. Donnie Simpson covering Whitney Houston’s funeral is INCREDIBLE. The most important (awesome) thing BET has done in eons.
No one will ever be able to sing the national anthem the way Whitney did.
Most people forget the words of the Stat Spangled Banner , mess up the notes and all that but not Whitney she did amazing nobody can compare
We can’t do award show type commentary on Whitney’s funeral… I refuse to join in on this.
Sorry…by tweeting that, you did so.
Ohhh Miss Whitney is going out in style.
Why do I feel like I hear overtones of Whitney’s voice in that choir!!!!
Here are some pre-service tweets:
If you missed Whitney: In Her Own Words earlier today, see our tribute to Whitney Houston at 5pm on MTV Music (Sky 350)
The power of Whitney Houston’s voice gives me chills. R.I.P. to one of the greatest talents this world will ever know.
Some people are bent out of shape because Mel Gibson is speaking at Whitney’s funeral. Saying he’s a racist
and stuff. That’s so stupid.
TMZ reported yesterday that Gibson had been invited, as he reportedly helped Whitney through a dark time in her life.
Media swarm around Whitney Houston funeral seems kind of ugly. Really sad for her daughter. She didn’t deserve this.
http://t.co/x1dM2kZR Please RTInteresting: Whitney Houston’s godmother Aretha Franklin cancels funeral appearance – Daily Mail: Dail…
i wonder wat was in Whitney Houston’s will ….
it still feels so surreal….Whitney Houston is really gone :/
‘She always had the edge,’ The Rev. Jesse Jackson says upon arriving at Whitney Houston’s funeral service:
I feel so bad for Whitney daughter! I could never imagine losing my mama at such a young age! I know apart of her died when her mom did! :,(