Tyler Perry Speaks At Whitney's Funeral: 'She Always Talked About The Lord'

Sat, February 18, 2012 1:02pm EST by 3 Comments
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Tyler spoke at Whitney’s funeral on Feb. 18 and reminisced about a conversation they had many years ago — he even started to cry.

Whitney Houston‘s beloved celebrity friends are remembering Whitney at her funeral at the New Hope Baptist Church and there’s not a dry eye in the church and Tyler Perry kicked off the ceremony with a touching speech.

Tyler says that when he and Whitney were eating lunch in Atlanta about four years ago, he was surprised at how open she was with the things she had gone through in her life. But he said that before he could say anything, she always said the Lord was by her side.

Tyler says that Whitney was touched by the grace of God and that he is so happy that he knew her. The singer was friends with many celebrities who were all there at the funeral.

Tyler reportedly loaned his private jet to the family to trasport her body from LA to Newark, NJ., to be buried in her hometown.

— Chloe Melas

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