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Whitney Houston

Fans Greet Golden Hearse in NJ

2/14/2012 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Whitney Houston
's body triggered high emotion from fans as it arrived at a New Jersey funeral home Monday night ... in a golden hearse.

Fans descended on the Whigham Funeral Home ... waiting for the singer's body to arrive.

A few opportunists were selling "In Memory of Whitney Houston" t-shirts for $10 a pop in the parking lot.

Whitney's mother, Cissy Houston, waited outside the home as well.

Cissy Houston, waited outside the home as well
As TMZ previously reported, the family was divided over where to bury Whitney. Cissy and cousin Dionne Warwick wanted the burial to take place in Atlanta -- but were convinced by the rest of the family to bury her in Newark.

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Sharon    

Being a Mom myself, I can feel the pain and hearache of
Whitney's Mom. You aren't supposed to lose your child.
My heart breaks for every Mother who has had to go through
such heartache of losing a child. I pray Cissy and her daughter Bobbi can go on and be alright. It's so painful I can only imagine their grief. No matter how Whitney died her mother is suffering with such heartache and grief.

948 days ago
17.

FlowerPower    

"A few opportunists were selling "In Memory of Whitney Houston" t-shirts for $10 a pop in the parking lot."

This is funny coming from TMZ, pot calling kettle black.

Hey TMZ staff, have you looked man in the mirror?
What you do, is no better than any opportunist out there.

948 days ago
18.

Like It Is    

They didn't bury Michael Jackson in Gary, so why bury Whitney in Newark? Let Momma bury her child in Atlanta!

948 days ago
19.

JiLL1    

I can't believe anybody would even consider wearing a T shirt like that. So tacky.

948 days ago
20.

leslie    

I hope they bury her in a tomb. Those vultures will be taking pictures of her gravestone. It seems like every hoodrat in newark showed up to see her hearse. That funeral home must not have the newer cadillac hearses. That would of looked better.

948 days ago
21.

Ace    

There won't be as many people for Whitney like there was for Michael Jackson funeral/wake. No screaming teenage girls or cross-dressers for Whitney.

948 days ago
22.

Thomas Wilson    

I just got a shirt from ripwhitneyhoustonshirts.com in memory of her. i am such a big fan. if you support her get a shirt.

948 days ago
23.

girlnamedsue    

OMG Family already fighting over where to bury this poor lady!! I can see where this is going, to court to fight over what was left of her money. This is so sad and turning into a spectacle already. Why didn't she have a trust or power of attorney or some kind of legal do***ents indicating her wishes??? A lot of good her " people " did.

948 days ago
24.

Mimi506    

The services and burial for Whitney should have taken place in ATLANTA this was where she was the most happiest!!! Why her Mother would listen to her brother and other family members is beyond understanding at the end of the day New Jersey if getto and most people that leave that place don't even want to go back to visit. ATLANTA IS THE BETTER CHOICE, but it is what it is.......................my prayers to Whitney's Mother and Daughter Bobbi..........

948 days ago
25.

Tim    

Movin on up to the east side........

948 days ago
26.

Truth    

THIS IS SAD. I CLAIM NEGLIGENCE. THE WHOLE SITUATION SHOULDN'T OF HAPPENED. VERY EERY... a FORMER BODYGUARD FOR WHITNEY SAID IN THEIR CONTRACTS "...THAT WHITNEY WAS TOO BE CHECKED ON EVERY 15 MINUTES WHILST SHE WAS TAKING A BATH. THAT AND A FEMALE ATTENDANT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE IN THE SUITE DURING THE TIME SHE WAS IN THE BATH." MARY JONES WAS NOT THE FIRST FEMALE TO SEE WHITNEY DEAD. SHE IS COVERING FOR THE LAME BODYGUARDS WHO WEREN'T DOING THEIR JOBS. MARY JONES IS RELATED TO PATRICIA HOUSTON'S SIDE OF THE FAMILY AND THEREFORE WOULD PROTECT AND COVER-UP FOR PATRICIA HOUSTON (WHINEY'S SIS-IN-LAW AND GARY HOUSTON'S WIFE) AND HER BROTHER "UNCLE RAY" WHO IS WHITNEY'S PERSONAL BODYGUARD THAT YOU SEE WITH HER IN ALL THE PICS. SOUNDS LIKE RAY WAS NEGLIGENT IN HIS DUTIES AND LEFT HER ALONE. THEN MARY JONES COVERS FOR HIM SINCE FAMILY WON'T SUE FAMILY. LIKE, HOW CAN AN ELDERLY OVERWEIGHT LADY PULL A DEAD WEIGHT 140 LB FEMALE OUT OF THE WATER BY HERSELF AND ADMINISTER CPR??? WTF, NO THE HELL WAY... ANOTHER PERSON OR BODYGUARD HAD TO HELP HER OUT. THAT WOULD BE RAY. HOW IS IT THAT THE ORIGINAL STORY SAYS A STYLIST, HAIRDRESSER, 2 BODYGUARDS WERE IN THE ROOM AND LEFT HER FOR OVER AN HOUR AND THE FINAL STORY IS MARY JONES FINDS HER AFTER 30 MINS, PULLS HER OUT, AND ADMINS CPR??? SOUNDS TOTALLY FISHY TO ME... SOMETHING DOESNT JIVE AT ALL. IS IT BECAUSE WHITNEY IS WORTH MORE DEAD THAN ALIVE?? THINK ABOUT THAT. LOOK HOW ALL HER ALBUMS AND SINGLES ARE SELLING ON ITUNES NOW. WHO STANDS TO PROFIT - EVERYONE BUT WHITNEY SINCE DOESNT HOLD MAJORITY PUBLISHING RIGHTS. THERE'S A LOT MORE TO THIS THAN JUST AN ADDICT WHO SUPPOSEDLY OD AFTER BEING LEAD AROUND BARS AND CLUBS WITH RAY J - AN OPPORTUNIST. EERY PIC WITH RAY J SITTING BESIDE CLIVE DAVIS. WTF??? WHY WOULD CLIVE EVEN ASSOCIATE WITH THIS JERK WHO IS BOTTOM FEEDER LEECHING S*** WHO WAS PLAYING ON WHITNEY'S EMOTIONS AND ADDICTED BEHAVIOR??? #TRUTH!!

948 days ago
27.

Sammy    

The heart is not golden especially for Miss Houston. Wingham's Funeral Home heart have always been gold. They are a very respectful funeral home. Please get your facts straight!

R.I.P Whitney

948 days ago
28.

Faysfire    

Chicago Nick you are a hater and you should be ashamed of your comments, your comment is the sign of a moron. Whitney is so Blessed, and we are all hurting by her early demise. R.I.P Whitney, WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU.

948 days ago
29.

GrannyDawletter    

A gold hearse? Wow, how utterly pompous! Talk about vanity. No wonder I quit listening to her music two decades ago.

948 days ago
30.

thongbao.vn    

I like her songs so much, such as: I will always love you; run to you; or saving all my love for you,...
Unfortunately, she died too soon.

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