The funeral for Whitney Houston will take place Saturday, February 18 at noon at Newark, New Jersey’s New Hope Baptist Church, where Houston sang as a child.
Please join us for a moment of silence and prayer as we reflect on the life, the legacy and the musical memory of our beloved Whitney Houston on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 12 noon EST on radio stations across the country.
Gospel singer and pastor Marvin L. Winans, a longtime friend of the Houston family, will give the eulogy, while Houston’s godmother, Aretha Franklin, will be among the performers. Winans officiated at Houston’s 1992 marriage to Bobby Brown.
Others confirmed on the guest list are Chaka Khan, Bebe & CeCe Winans, songwriter Diane Warren, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, pop singer Darlene Love, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Antonio “L.A.” Reid, Ray J and Brandy. Houston’s cousin, singer Dionne Warwick, was in New Jersey helping the family with funeral arrangements.
Although the family is not commenting on Houston’s final resting place, her death certificate filed Wednesday in Los Angeles lists it as Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, New Jersey.