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post Feb 18th 2012, 11:16 AM
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I dont know if this is true, but this article says Jordin was among the people who arrived at the funeral.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/ente...syndication=rss

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Guests arrive to say goodbye to Houston in NJ

Whitney Houston's flower-covered casket arrived Saturday at the church where her powerful voice first wowed the congregation, and her family made final preparations to remember the pop superstar in her hometown as fans gathered nearby to say goodbye.

By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY


NEWARK, N.J.
Whitney Houston's flower-covered casket arrived Saturday at the church where her powerful voice first wowed the congregation, and her family made final preparations to remember the pop superstar in her hometown as fans gathered nearby to say goodbye.

Mourners at the New Hope Baptist Church, including the Rev. Jesse Jackson, fell quiet as three police officers escorted Houston's silver casket, draped with white roses and purple lilies, a couple of hours before the service. White-robed choir members began to fill the pews on the podium. As the band played softly, the choir sang in a hushed voice, "Whitney, Whitney, Whitney."

Family prepared a service where singer Dionne Warwick, Houston's cousin, music mogul Clive Davis, who shepherded Houston's career for decades, actor Kevin Costner and sister-in-law Patricia Houston were to speak; and Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, R. Kelly and gospel stars CeCe and Bebe Winans were to sing. Houston's voice, a recording of her biggest hit, "I Will Always Love You," was to close the funeral.

Close family friend Aretha Franklin, whom Houston lovingly called "Aunt Ree," had been expected to sing at the service, but she was too ill to attend. Among those who arrived for the service were Angie Stone, Jordin Sparks and Monica.

The service marks one week after the 48-year-old Houston, one of music's all-time biggest stars, was found dead in a Beverly Hills hotel in California. A cause of death has yet to be determined.

To the world, Houston was the pop queen with the perfect voice, the dazzling diva with regal beauty, a troubled superstar suffering from addiction and, finally, another victim of the dark side of fame.

To her family and friends, she was just "Nippy." A nickname given to Houston when she was a child, it stuck with her through adulthood and, later, would become the name of one of her companies. To them, she was a sister, a friend, a daughter, and a mother.

"She always had the edge," Jackson said outside church Saturday. "You can tell when some kids have what we call a special anointing. Aretha had that when she was 14. ... Whitney cultivated that and took it to a very high level."

A few fans gathered Saturday morning hours before the service as close as they could get to the church, some from as far away as Washington, D.C., and Miami. Bobby Brooks said he came from Washington "just to be among the rest of the fans."

"Just to celebrate her life, not just her death," said Brooks, "just to sing and dance with the people that love her."

Others were more entrepreneurial, setting up card tables to sell silk-screened T-shirts with Houston's image and her CDs. But only the invited would get close to the church; streets were closed to the public for blocks in every direction.

Elton John, Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce and Jay-Z, actor-producer Tyler Perry and "American Idol" musical director Rickey Minor were all expected to attend Saturday's invitation-only service. Her ex-husband Bobby Brown also is expected to attend, along with the couple's only child, Bobbi Kristina.

Houston's death marked the final chapter for the superstar whose fall from grace while shocking was years in the making. Houston had her first No. 1 hit by the time she was 22, followed by a flurry of No. 1 songs and multi-platinum records.

Over her career, she sold more than 50 million records in the United States alone. Her voice, an ideal blend of power, grace and beauty, made classics out of songs like "Saving All My Love For You," `'I Will Always Love You," `'The Greatest Love of All" and "I'm Every Woman." Her six Grammys were only a fraction of her many awards.

But amid the fame, a turbulent marriage to Brown and her addiction to drugs tarnished her image. She became a woman falling apart in front of the world.

Her last album, "I Look To You," debuted on the top of the charts when it was released in 2009 with strong sales, but didn't have the staying power of her previous records. A tour the next year was doomed by cancellations because of illness and sub-par performances.

Still, a comeback was ahead: She was to star in the remake of the movie "Sparkle" and was working on new music. Her family, friends and hard-core fans were hopeful.

The funeral is for invited guests only. Houston is to be buried next to her father, John Houston, in nearby Westfield, N.J.



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post Feb 18th 2012, 11:51 AM
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Yeah Jordin is there! They have footage of her arriving on E! funeral coverage.


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post Feb 18th 2012, 11:52 AM
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she's there....

"Lots of stars there to.say goodbye to the queen jhud, roberta flack, jordin sparks , ray j to name a few."

"Jordin Sparks and a host of others have arrived. The music is playing. Lots of hugs being given."

"JORDAN SPARKS IS ALSO THERE #REMEMBERINGWHITNEY .."

"@JordinSparks is also making an arrival at the Newark Baptist Church. Stay strong J! Love you! xoxo"

"Jordin Sparks at Whitney's funeral. :,) @ENews #WhitneyTributes"

"Aw man. Jordin Sparks is at her funeral sad.gif"

"Bobby Brown, Kevin Costner, Latifah, Alicia, Tyler, Oprah, Lela, Jhud Jordin Sparks, Terry Mcmillian, Cicely Tyson, BeBe Cee Cee, Spike Lee"

This is a sad sad day crying.gif


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post Feb 18th 2012, 12:08 PM
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Ugh, this is all so sad. crying.gif


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post Feb 18th 2012, 12:31 PM
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I'm getting chills, this whole ceremony is so touching. crying.gif


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post Feb 18th 2012, 1:01 PM
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QUOTE(3mshaw @ Feb 18th 2012, 11:51 AM) *

Yeah Jordin is there! They have footage of her arriving on E! funeral coverage.



can you post them please


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post Feb 18th 2012, 2:13 PM
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good to see Jordin was invited. flowers.gif was not able to see it but just put it on now. Stevie Wonder is singing now.

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can you post them please




you can watch Jordin arrive here .



http://www.eonline.com/videos/JORDIN%20SPARKS

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post Feb 18th 2012, 2:44 PM
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R Kelly is performing a song he wrote for Whitney's last album . he also wrote the song Celebrate which is the duet with Jordin and Whitney that will be played during the closing credits of Sparkle.

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post Feb 18th 2012, 2:48 PM
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QUOTE(jordinbsparks @ Feb 18th 2012, 1:01 PM) *


QUOTE(3mshaw @ Feb 18th 2012, 11:51 AM) *

Yeah Jordin is there! They have footage of her arriving on E! funeral coverage.


can you post them please


Here it is ! Not the full though!

http://www.eonline.com/videos/v179063_jord...ys-funeral.html


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post Feb 18th 2012, 6:21 PM
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I noticed Alicia mentioned Jordin in her speech.

2:00 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKMIlVssCrs


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QUOTE(Mr.JordinSparks @ Feb 18th 2012, 6:21 PM) *

I noticed Alicia mentioned Jordin in her speech.

2:00 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKMIlVssCrs



thanks . also doing some checking and the person Jordin was with going to the funeral was Debra Martin Chase who was a producer of Sparkle and close friend of Whitney.




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post Feb 18th 2012, 7:29 PM
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JORDIN HAS TWEETED AGAIN !!!! grin.gif heart.gif original.gif kiss.gif smile.gif bleh.gif flowers.gif laughing.gif


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that was a heartfelt ..heartbreaking and touching memorial


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post Feb 19th 2012, 6:40 AM
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Jordin tweets about yesterday. thumbsup.gif



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We laid a beautiful angel to rest today. Youre at peace now singing in the heavens & in His loving arms. I love you so much Mama Whitney. heart.gif
7:04 PM - 18 Feb 12 via Twittelator


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It's been a long, exhausting & beautiful day. Crawling into bed. Night loves. ☻
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Jordin Sparks Breaks Silence On Whitney Houston Death

If there's anyone who experienced first-hand Whitney Houston's desire to make a proper comeback, it's Jordin Sparks.

The American Idol champion had recently finished filming a re-make of the movie 'Sparkle', in which Houston played her mother, when the legendary singer tragically passed away. The film is set to be released this summer.

Jordin disappeared from her usually active Twitter page following Whitney's death, and released no official statement.

However she wrote in the aftermath of Saturday's star-studded funeral service: "We laid a beautiful angel to rest today. Youre at peace now singing in the heavens & in His loving arms. I love you so much Mama Whitney. heart.gif (sic)"

She later added: "It's been a long, exhausting & beautiful day. Crawling into bed."

Her grandmother had told Phoenix's Fox 10 last week: "I received a phone call from Jordin. She was in tears. She is utterly devastated."

http://www.entertainmentwise.com/news/7004...y-Houston-Death


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QUOTE(jordinbsparks @ Feb 20th 2012, 3:33 PM) *

Jordin Sparks Breaks Silence On Whitney Houston Death

If there's anyone who experienced first-hand Whitney Houston's desire to make a proper comeback, it's Jordin Sparks.

The American Idol champion had recently finished filming a re-make of the movie 'Sparkle', in which Houston played her mother, when the legendary singer tragically passed away. The film is set to be released this summer.

Jordin disappeared from her usually active Twitter page following Whitney's death, and released no official statement.

However she wrote in the aftermath of Saturday's star-studded funeral service: "We laid a beautiful angel to rest today. Youre at peace now singing in the heavens & in His loving arms. I love you so much Mama Whitney. heart.gif (sic)"

She later added: "It's been a long, exhausting & beautiful day. Crawling into bed."

Her grandmother had told Phoenix's Fox 10 last week: "I received a phone call from Jordin. She was in tears. She is utterly devastated."

http://www.entertainmentwise.com/news/7004...y-Houston-Death


I figured that's why she didn't post on Twitter for a few days... I let it be... didn't question it cause I figured it had to do with Whitney. So sad. Love you, Jo. huggy.gif And R.I.P. Whitney. brokenheart.gif


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Jordin will be part of a Whitney tribute tomorrow.


https://twitter.com/#!/ScottyGrand
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Just getting done with rehearsals w/ my sisters @JordinSparks and @CrissyJoyce for Essence black Women Luncheon at the Beverly hills hotel!
1:01 AM - 23 Feb 12 via Echofon


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So honored to be paying homage 2morrow to the late Whitney Houston @ an Essence luncheon w. my heart.gif @ScottyGrand & thee amazing @JordinSparks
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