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Bobbi Kristina Buried Next to Mom Whitney Houston in NJ Cemetery



    (Published Monday, Aug. 3, 2015)

    The body of Bobbi Kristina Brown was carried by a hearse Monday to her final resting place in New Jersey next to her mother, Whitney Houston.

    The hearse carrying the 22-year-old daughter of Houston and Bobby Brown left a funeral home in Newark late Monday morning followed by two SUVs carrying relatives, including cousin Dionne Warwick.

    The funeral for Bobbi Kristina was on Saturday. Her casket arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport shortly before 10 a.m. and made the short trip to Whigham Funeral Home, the same facility that handled Houston's funeral arrangements three years ago.

    Police closed the road leading to Fairview Cemetery in Westfield. Dozens of close family members and about two dozen fans were in Westfield for the burial. Some onlookers held up photos of Bobbi Kristina and her mother.

    "I just felt I needed to show support, that ordinary people love the Houston and Brown family," fan Lakedia Cherry said.

    "I love Whitney Houston and I wanted to say goodbye to her daughter in honor of her," fan Sharon John said.

    Bobbi Kristina died in hospice care July 26, about six months after she was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her suburban Atlanta townhome.

    Her death was similar to the way her mother died.

    Whitney Houston's body was found face-down in a foot of water in her bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel just before the 2012 Grammy Awards. Authorities found prescription drugs in the suite and evidence of heart disease and cocaine in her body but determined her death was an accidental drowning.

    Bobbi Kristina was found in the townhome she shared with Nick Gordon, an orphan three years older whom Houston had raised as her own. Bobbi Kristina referred to him as her husband.

    A police report earlier this year described the incident as a drowning, and authorities are investigating her death.

    Bobbi Kristina grew up in the shadow of her famous parents. She appeared with them in 2005 on the Bravo reality show "Being Bobby Brown" and attended award shows with her mother and father.

    Houston and Brown were married 15 years before their relationship ended in 2007. Bobbi Kristina was their only child together.

    A longstanding rift between families of the young woman's famous mother and father broke out into the open at a memorial service being held for Bobbi Kristina at the St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta. Bobby Brown's sister, Leolah Brown, said she was kicked out of the service after she yelled at a Houston family member, Pat Houston.

    "I told her that Whitney is going to haunt her from the grave," Brown told reporters outside the church Saturday.

    She said she was angry because Houston was speaking at the funeral. Houston is the sister-in-law and former manager for the late Whitney Houston. Brown suggsted that the feud between the Houstons and the Browns was far from over.

    "I hope they stop the bickering," fan Alicia Torres said. "Just be happy for the life they lived and be happy you are here to say goodbye."