Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Family Members Gather to Say Goodbye at Funeral

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Bobbi Kristina Brown’s funeral donations become battleground.

A hearse carrying the coffin of Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, arrived at a church in Atlanta ahead of her funeral today. The Brown family, including Bobbi Kristina’s father Bobby, his wife Alicia and his sisters Tina and Leolah, waited in their their cars until the Houstons left before entering the funeral home to pay their respects.

Bobbi Kristina Brown’s funeral, which is supposed to be held on August 1, is already creating a chaos between Browns and Houstons as both the families are fighting over money that will be donated by people during the ceremony. The coffin was lifted from the back of a hearse in Atlanta, Georgia, by four men dressed in black suits as family members gathered for the service which is believed to have a ‘Sweet 16′ theme on the insistence of Bobbi’s aunt, Pat Houston. Outside, there are about 60 media types, mostly photographers training their cameras on the parking lot and entrance of the church, hoping to catch family members and celebrities. A private funeral will take place Saturday morning at 11 a.m. at the Saint James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, with the casket seen arriving at the church ahead of the services. She appeared alongside the couple in 2005 on the Bravo reality show “Being Bobby Brown,” which showed her parents fighting, swearing and making court appearances.

Security is tight with check points manned by family personnel and Georgia State Troopers in anticipation of VIP guests from the Houston and Brown families, including Bobbi’s father, Bobby Brown and her mother’s cousin, Dionne Warwick. Two stretch limos and a longer procession of about 30 cars arrived about a half hour before the service, led by nine police motorcyclists with flashing lights. “I was one of her best friends. But the 22-year-old woman whose parents freely shared her childhood with the public will be remembered in a private service, whose details have been closely guarded by the Brown and Houston families, their attorneys and their friends, including filmmaker Tyler Perry.

What the the fight is about, is the late aspiring singer’s other aunt Leolah Brown has reportedly claimed that Pat was just crediting her personal bank account via Kristina’s final ceremony and asked people not to make any donations, TMZ.com reported. Bobbi Kristina, who dreamed of growing up to achieve fame like her mother, died in hospice care July 26, about six months after she was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her suburban Atlanta townhome. Sources informed that Leolah believed Pat wasn’t that sweet and kind individual that currently was trying to be and if Whitney Houston would have been alive then she would have also agreed to this. After the funeral, Bobbi Kristina’s body will then be flown to New Jersey where she will be laid to rest next to her mother and grandfather at the Fairview Cemetery in Westfield. A memorial will also take place at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark on Monday, where Whitney Houston sang as a child and where her funeral was held in February 2012.

A police report earlier this year described the incident as a drowning, and authorities are investigating her death. “Krissy was and is an angel,” he said. “I am completely numb at this time. Boyfriend Nick Gordon, who is currently facing a $10 million civil lawsuit from the conservator of Bobbi Kristina’s estate, has also been a source of drama for both families. On Friday afternoon a number of guests, some dressed in smart suits and dresses, others in more casual wear, arrived at Pat and Gary Houston’s mansion in an exclusive suburb of Alpharetta, nestled on a quiet street close to a members-only swimming pool and tennis courts. Pat Houston left her home looking solemn in a yellow and purple dress with sheer cut-outs and wearing sunglasses at around 3pm accompanied by three women. She identified herself on Twitter as “Daughter of Queen WH,” “Entertainer/Actress” with William Morris & Co., and “LAST of a dying breed.” She told Oprah Winfrey shortly after her mother’s death in 2012 that she wanted to carry on Houston’s legacy by singing, acting and dancing.

As Daily Mail Online revealed on Thursday, Dionne Warwick is the latest family member to be dragged into the fray which has played out between relatives during the last six months, since Bobbi fell into a coma and eventually died. The Houston family has slapped him with a $10million lawsuit alleging that he abused her and stole her money while she was in a medically induced coma. Today Bobby Brown’s sister, Leolah took to her Facebook page to issue just one of many rants against Pat Houston whom she earlier damned for attempting to raise money for her foundation through public donations in Bobbi Kristina’s name. Lastly, keep your eyes & ears open as THE TRUTH is being revealed.’ She wrote: ‘You notice, no matter what I say, Pat never says anything following, to at least defend herself?

If, what I was saying was untrue or just talking for no reason at all…whey would she not defend herself if I am wrong? ‘Furthermore, she is not the sweet quiet person that she “tried” so hard to make people believe she was on the Oprah show. She would like the public to think that..but she is very good and polished on keeping her composure when she is under the microscope.’ Leolah goes onto claim: ‘Whitney and I spoke on this on many occasions – so don’t let her fool you. Because her world is tumbling down!’ In the lengthy and rambling post Leolah stated: ‘She is actually in shock right now J because a Brown is usually silent. If you check my record: “I never have said anything until Whitney was murdered and now my niece Bobby Kristina!…I play no games nor pull any punches when it comes to the truth!

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