During the 22-year-old celebrity child’s closed-casket homegoing service, those tensions came to a head when Bobby Brown’s sister actually had to be removed for shouting at Pat Houston.
Reports the Associated Press:
R&B singer Bobby Brown emerged from the funeral of his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, staring toward the ground before lifting his head up and briefly gazing at the sky.
Dressed in all black, the grieving Brown was one of the first to exit the tension-filled private memorial service for Bobbi Kristina on Saturday at the St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, just north of Atlanta. Twenty-two-year-old Bobbi Kristina was the only child between Brown and the late megastar singer Whitney Houston.
Bobbi Kristina died in hospice care July 26, about six months after she was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub at her townhome.
Several celebrities showed up for the funeral including filmmaker Tyler Perry, Grammy-winning R&B singer Monica and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.
In the middle of the service Bobby Brown’s sister Leolah Brown walked out of the church and spoke to reporters gathered outside. She said she was angry because Pat Houston was speaking at the funeral. Pat Houston is the sister-in-law and former manager for the late Whitney Houston.
“I told her that Whitney is going to haunt her from the grave,” Leolah Brown told reporters outside the church.
She suggested that the feud between the Houstons and the Browns was far from over.
“It’s just getting started,” she said before going back inside the church.
Bobbi Kristina had a $20 million fortune which now needs to be divided up. Leolah couldn’t have spoke any harsher truth with that last statement. Speaking of Gordon, he wrote a letter to both sides of the family and even sent out text messages, only to be shut out of attending the ceremony.
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