The untimely death of Whitney Houston caught the world by surprise and now they will be able to watch the “Home Going” service live after the family granted the Associated Press permission to stream it live on television and the internet.
Houston’s service will be held in Newark, N.J. at New Hope Baptist Church and her co-star in the movie, “The Body guard”, Kevin Costner, is expected to speak. Houston sang at the church as a child growing up in Newark. She will be laid to rest at Fairview Cemetary in Westfield, N.J. where her father was buried in 2003.
Also expected to speak is music executive Clive Davis, who is credited with discovering Houston and delivering her talents to the world. Performances by Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin are also in the plans. Family friend Marvin Winans will give the eulogy. Oprah and Mel Gibson are among a long list of celebrities expected to be in attendance.
The AP will only be allowed one camera to film the funeral that is scheduled to being at 11 a.m. central. Livestream will carry the coverage online while television coverage can be found on most networks including E!, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and BET.