Bobbi Kristina Brown Funeral Service Brings Together Brown And Houston Families
Bobbi Kristina Brown was remembered by friends and family, including Tyler Perry and her father Bobby Brown, on Saturday at a private funeral in Georgia.
Bobbi Kristina Funeral Service
Bobbi Kristina, the daughter of Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston, died on Sunday, July 26, at the age of 22. Her tragic death came six months after Bobbi Kristina was found unresponsive in a bathtub – she had been in a coma ever since.
Bobbi Kristina’s family and friends gathered on Saturday, Aug. 1, at the St. James United Methodist Church in Georgia for a private funeral service. Brown and Houston families were mostly able to come together peacefully to honor Bobbi Kristina, but the tension between the two families was evident. Members of both families spoke at the funeral, as did family friend Perry.
At the end of the service, Brown, who did not speak, reportedly laid his hand on Bobbi Kristina’s casket to say goodbye. In the program, Brown expressed this message to his daughter: “I also will always love you.” The funeral service reportedly ended with a recording of Whitney Houston’s “Yes Jesus Loves Me.”
Leolah Brown Walks Out Of Bobbi Kristina’s Funeral
While most of the funeral service went off without a hitch, there was a brief disturbance when Bobbi Kristina’s aunt, Leolah Brown, abruptly left the church mid-service. Leolah marched up to reporters hovering outside and told them that she left because Pat Houston, co-guardian of Bobbi Kristina’s estate, was speaking.
“It was wonderful until Pat started speaking and I didn’t like that, so I left…I just told her that Whitney was going to haunt her from the grave,” Leolah told reporters.
Some reports suggest that Leolah exited the Church only to return a few minutes later, but conflicting reports claim she was thrown out of the service.
Leolah also told reporters that she would be giving interviews to allegedly expose Pat Houston. Prior to the funeral, Leolah had taken her feud with Pat public on Facebook, declaring that “her intentions are very ill.”
Pat has not commented on the conflict.
Other guests in attendance included singer Monica, Bobby’s sister Tina Brown, the mayor of Atlanta Kasim Reed and Bobbi Kristina’s grandmother, Cissy Houston. Bobbi Kristina’s ex boyfriend, Nick Gordon, was not in attendance.
Bobbi Kristina will reportedly be buried in New Jersey next to her mother on Monday.