Franklin was personally asked by Clive Davis to perform, while Gospel singer and longtime family friend Marvin Winans will eulogize the icon.
As of now, Houston’s homegoing service will be held at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey. Like many locations, it’s become a makeshift memorial for fans to place their notes and balloons in honor of Houston.
Sadly, the funeral is invite only, but fans may still have an opportunity to participate.
Houston’s publicist, Kristen Foster, announced that the Associated Press will be allowed inside the church to live-stream the service. ESSENCE.com will carry that stream, and will host a live blog to allow fans to post their memories of Houston.
The “I Will Always Love You” singer will be buried alongside her late father’s grave at the Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, New Jersey.
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