The sad passing of Bobbi Kristina Brown is becoming all too real. Two days after her July 26 death, plans for her funeral have been put in place — according to a new report.
As the Brown and Houston families still mourn the tragic loss of Bobbi Kristina Brown, they’ve made arrangements for two emotional memorial services: the first in her home state of Georgia and one more in New Jersey where her late mother, Whitney Houston, was buried, as HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY discovered. Click inside for the details.
Bobbi Kristina’s funeral has been planned to take place on Saturday, Aug. 1 at 11 a.m. at St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, GA and her burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, NJ right next to her famous mom’s grave, a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. The preparations have come just before the R&B scion’s body was released to her family’s designated funeral home at about 12 p.m. on July 28.
“All the preparations are underway to get Bobbi Kristina to New Jersey where she will be buried next to her mom Whitney. Some of Whitney’s old bodyguards have flown into Atlanta to help with transporting her body to Jersey,” our insider explains.
It’s a moment that her father, Bobby Brown, 46, never anticipated for his 22-year-old daughter. “Krissy was and is an angel. I am completely numb at this time,” he said in a statement released through his lawyer to People. “My family must find a way to live with her in spirit and honor her memory. Our loss is unimaginable. We thank everyone for the prayers for Krissy and our family as we mourn my baby girl.”
“They will have two ceremonies — one in Atlanta where her friends and much of her family live and then one when she’s buried. There will be many tears at both. Cissy [Houston] will be able to say her goodbyes and see her being laid to rest,” the source adds. “Bobby and the family are comforted that she is with her mother in heaven.”
On Jan. 31, Bobbi was found unresponsive facedown in a bathtub at her home she shared with boyfriend, Nick Gordon, 25. Soon after she was discovered unconscious, she was placed in a medically-induced coma that lasted seven months. Then on June 24, she was moved to hospice care after her condition continued to “deteriorate.”
The world was able to say goodbye to Whitney by tuning into a live broadcast of her memorial service in 2012. Will we have the same chance to bid farewell to her daughter?
“Absolutely no plans on broadcasting the funeral. Just like the deathbed photo that has been shopped around, they don’t want to have anyone financially gain from her loss. The family doesn’t want anyone to make money from this tragedy and make this more of a spectacle than it already has become,” an second source shares with us.
Our deepest condolences continue to be with the Houston and Brown families at this time.
— Evan Real, Reporting By Tim Plant