Mourners including her father, Grammy award winning singer Monica and actor Michael Jai White her father Bobby Brown and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Tyler Perry amongst others, gathered at an Alpharetta, Atlanta church today to say goodbye to Bobbi Kristina Brown.
Bobbi Kristina’s boyfriend, Nick Gordon, was absent.
Her hearse was escorted to St. James United Methodist Church by a huge police motorcade and her coffin was carried into the invitation only service by four men dressed in black suits as family members arrived for the 11am start.
Eight police motorcycles escorted three stretch limousines carrying mourners to the church ahead of the service. A procession of dozens of cars followed.
Despite pleading with Brown and Bobbi’s aunt, Pat Houston, Gordon was told he was not welcome at the funeral – which is believed to have a Sweet 16 theme.
However, it was not clear if Dionne Warwick, the cousin of Whitney Houston attended after reports she is furious with Pat Houston for deciding on the ‘inappropriate’ theme.
Bobbi Kristina’s funeral was interrupted Saturday morning by an outburst from Leolah Brown, Bobbi’s aunt, who was swiftly removed from the church with the help of Tyler Perry.
This happened as Pat Houston was getting ready to speak when Leolah began screaming, “Pat you know you are wrong for this!”
We’re told security descended on Leolah and escorted her out. Tyler Perry followed to help diffuse the situation.
As we reported, the Browns and Houstons are feuding again. Several members of Brown’s family are upset that Pat Houston has solicited funds instead of flowers for her charity.
A furious Leolah Brown left the service half way to tell the gathered media, ‘Whitney Houston will haunt Pat Houston from the grave.’
Dressed in brown and dressed in a white hat and jacket , Bobbi’s great aunt said that everything was going well until Pat Houston started to speak about 90 minutes into the service.
Addressing reporters outside St. James United Methodist Church, Brown declined to say exactly what Pat Houston had said that so incensed her, but did say that she felt compelled to get her frustrations off her chest.
- ‘This is going to be a long drawn out process,’ said Leolah.