Bobby Brown was surrounded by friends and loved ones today as he laid his mother to rest.
Bobby’s mother, Carole Brown, passed away Thursday in Los Angeles at the age of 69. Bobby flew her body back to Boston, Massachusetts, for the funeral.
S2S Publisher Jamie Foster Brown, who was in attendance for the funeral, said that Bobby didn’t speak during the ceremony. Instead, he released a statement Thursday saying, “It is a sad time for me right now. I am experiencing a tremendous loss but I vow to celebrate her life in every way that I can with my entire family."
That included his ex-wife Whitney Houston, who said a few words about Carole after singing "Blessed Soul." The singer stated that she would always see Carole as her mother-in-law.
That may have made for an awkward moment at the funeral since Bobby was there with his fiancee, Alicia Etheridge, who spent the majority of the service comforting Bobby.
The funeral rolled along as more of Bobby’s nearest and dearest shared stories about Carole, who was dressed in a silver suit with purple flowers in her hair. "She was a great cook, a great comedian and a strong mother," Jamie said.
Johnny Gill sang the closing piece at the ceremony before Carole was laid to rest.
The repast was held at the recreation center in Bobby and Carole’s old neighborhood.
— Sonya Eskridge