Whitney Houston will be laid to rest on Saturday afternoon in Newark, New Jersey, in a private invitation-only funeral service.
Unlike Michael Jackson’s funeral which was held in a stadium and open to the public, Houston’s family wants to keep her ceremony private. They have also declined to host a public wake for the singer and have told fans to stay away from the church. Instead, Houston’s family has opted to allow a camera into the service.
Houston died last weekend of undetermined causes, and since her passing many have speculated about her funeral. Houston’s godmother, Aretha Franklin, and family friend Stevie Wonder will reportedly sing at the service and she will be eulogized by Rev. Marvin Winans.
New Jersey’s Governor Chris Christie declared that flags around the state will be flown at half-staff to honor Houston, a New Jersey native.
Whitney Houston’s funeral will broadcast via MSNBC, CNN, and other stations as well as streamed online.
Will you be watching?