Whitney Houston’s body arrives in NJ

    Whitney Houston’s body has arrived in New Jersey, but it’s not clear where her funeral will take place.

    The singer’s remains, which were flown in Tyler Perry’s private jet, arrived in her home state around 10:30 p.m. last night. Earlier reports from various outlets stated that she would be taken to Atlanta.

    Supposedly, her cousin Dionne Warwick accompanied the body from Los Angeles to New Jersey. Whitney’s body was then transported directly to the Whigham Funeral Home in a golden hearse.

    Just about 100 fans were gathered outside of the funeral home, and some were even selling memorial T-shirts of Whitney for $10 each, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

    There is some confusion over where and when her funeral will take place. The New York Post reports that a service will be held at the Prudential Center on Friday. The venue holds 19,000 seats, which would allow for some fans to attend the funeral.

    TMZ.com, however, is reporting details of a more intimate service at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark. This is the church Whitney grew up in, and the seating is relatively limited at only 300.

    The owner of the funeral home spoke to E! News and stated that the funeral would indeed be held at New Hope Baptist Church on Saturday beginning at noon, and he confirmed that the funeral would be invite-only.

    Their sources claim that the  family wants to keep the service, set for Saturday, invite-only in order to maintain some privacy.



    —Sonya Eskridge




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