Photos of the obituary program used during Whitney Houston‘s funeral Saturday (Feb 18) at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey have been released.
The day before the service, photos from the program used during singer’s wake and private viewing, held Friday night (Feb 17) at the Wingham Funeral Home in Newark, were released.
Originally believed to be the official funeral program, the program from the wake was well put together and featured photos of the singer in happier times with friends and family, including her daughter Bobbi Kristina, as well as a detailed biography.
The obituary program from yesterday’s funeral services is much more detailed, and the biography is longer and more descriptive of Whitney’s illustrious music career.
The funeral obituary program also features a poem written to Houston by her mother, gospel singer Cissy Houston.
Noticeably missing from BOTH programs is any photos (or mention) of Bobby Brown, who Houston was married to for 15 years, between 1992 and 2007.
Brown was invited to Houston’s funeral and attended, however he left (or was asked to leave) shortly before the service began after a dispute with organizers about seating arrangements.
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“This was a day to honor Whitney. I doubt Whitney would have wanted this to occur,” Brown said in a statement responding the situation. “I will continue to pay my respects to my ex-wife the best way I know how.”
Take a look at Whitney Houston’s Funeral Obituary Program below: