Whitney Houston sang in her church choir as a child, and mourners have been leaving flowers and signs outside of the church, located in Newark.
This is reportedly where Whitney Houston’s body will be laid to rest, and the funeral is said to be arranged by Whigham Funeral Home.
Whigham did not confirm or deny the report, but the New Jersey newspaper ‘The Star-Ledger’ reports that Whigham handled the arrangements for multiple members of Houston’s family, including her father, Arthur Lee Warrick, who died in 2003.
Houston’s body was released on Monday after an autopsy was conducted. According to TMZ, the body will be transported to the East Coast on Tyler Perry’s private jet.
According to the site: “We're told Whitney's body is currently on its way to the airport -- and the plane will take off as soon as it arrives. Sources tell TMZ, Tyler Perry rushed to the L.A. hospital Saturday as soon as he heard about Whitney's death -- and immediately offered up his private plane to the family.”
The Beverly Hills police have put a “security hold” on Houston’s coroner’s report. Ed Winter, assistant chief of the Los Angeles county coroner’s office, refused to speculate on the cause of death, adding the testing is ongoing. TMZ reported that several pills were found in Houston’s hotel room, including the anti-anxiety drug Xanax. Singer Kelly Price told CNN on Monday that Houston seemed fine at a party two days before her death:
“She was dancing, she was laughing. ... We were having a good time," said Price. "What I saw on Thursday night was not erratic behavior. I didn't see someone who was high."