Whitney Houston's Godmother Aretha Franklin Not Attending Funeral

Sat, February 18, 2012 12:01pm EST by 4 Comments
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Whitney’s godmother Aretha was expected to attend and perform at the funeral on Feb. 18 but due to illness she’s unable to come — how sad!

Whitney Houston loved her godmother Aretha Franklin dearly and it only seemed fitting that she would be in the front row at Whitney’s funeral at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, NJ., but CNN is reporting that she can’t make it.

Aretha had a performance the night before the funeral on Feb. 17 and was having some problems with her leg. We’ve told you before that Aretha has battled health issues for quite some time.

The New Hope Baptist Church is where Whitney grew up singing in the choir and her mother Cissy Houston was an active member at the church. The church is swarmed by fans outside and flowers and balloons cover the front steps of the church and wrap around the block.

— Chloe Melas

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Posted at 10:31 AM on February 19, 2012  

Aretha said herself she is NOT Whitney’s God Mother.

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Posted at 8:37 PM on February 18, 2012  

I understand Aretha, the poor woman, was in deathly fear that security would mistake her for a bloated corpse and try to stuff her back into the coffin, so she decided to make up an excuse that she was sick and could not come. Thank goodness, I have tickets for her concert this evening. Amazing the coincidence scheduling a concert on the eve of your goddaughters funeral service. See kids, that’s what you call a business expense, and all her travel expenses can be charged against the IRS as a deduction. Hope she sent flowers.

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Posted at 1:08 PM on February 18, 2012  

Please just let this child of god rest in peace…

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