It was rumored yesterday that Whitney Houston would be put to rest in Newark, New Jersey, but her burial place was only decided after her family put up a fight for Atlanta, Georgia.
Currently the family is divided as some do not want her buried in New Jersey at all.
Dionne Warwick, Whitney’s cousin and Cissy Houston, Whitney’s mom, don’t care that Whitney was born in Newark, they believe the burial should take place in Atlanta as that’s where Whitney lived and enjoyed the most.
Even though Whitney’s body has arrived by hearse in New Jersey, Cissy is still trumpeting her cause stating, “Michael Jackson did not want to be buried in New Jersey, and Whitney did not want to be buried in New Jersey.” Houston's invitation-only funeral will take place Saturday at noon at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J., her rep tells PEOPLE.
It’s unclear why the rest of Whitney’s family so adamantly wants her in Jersey, other than her being born there and discovered at a local Baptist church when she was a teen.
I guess I understand Cissy and Whitney’s mother’s position. New Jersey is just so…you know, Jersey.
Anyways, New Jersey it is, as Whitney’s body arrived in a golden hearse late last night and fans descended upon the car. Whitney will be laid to rest at Whigham Funeral Home.