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Whitney Houston's Family

Arrives for Private Viewing

2/17/2012 3:12 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0217_cissy_houston_splashnewsonlineCissy Houston (above) and several other members of Whitney Houston's family just arrived for the private viewing service in Newark, New Jersey -- one day before the singer's funeral.

The service is for close friends and family -- as we previously reported, the guest list is extremely small ... Dionne Warwick has also arrived (below).

0217_dionne_warwick_tmzBobbi Kristina just arrived as well (below).

0217-bobbi-kristina-infdaily_labledClive Davis briefly attended (below), but has since taken off -- leaving shortly after the services were scheduled to begin at 5PM EST.

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4:08 PM PT: It looks like things are wrapping up -- limos are starting to pull out outside the Whigham Funeral Home.

According to sources, Whitney's casket is platinum from top to bottom with gold handles.

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46.

CaraElyse    

Some comments here are so strikingly horrid. Please folks if u have nothing of value to say, just be silent. Prayers to family of Ms Houston; May God be with you all; Farewell and God speed Ms Houston; RIP

924 days ago
47.

Sandy    

For those who are small minded enough to comment on the wardrobe...FYI this is a VIEWING...the funeral is TOMORROW idiots. RIP Whit..God give her family strength.

924 days ago
48.

Dr. Dre    

This is so wrong on every level...No mother should have to bury their child. I will totally miss Whitney Houston.

924 days ago
49.

Ann    

watch Dionne cash in...she will be out pimpin her new Whitney Houston book within 6 months...

924 days ago
50.

Karla    

I feel for her Mother who is heart broken. This must be hard for her. Why though did someone not have the good sense to intervene and advise her daughter that wearing jeans to a viewing private or not was maybe not such a good idea???????

924 days ago
51.

Redskin_Chick    

Whitney's daughters face is just heartbreaking to me :(

924 days ago
52.

ali    

To the people complaining about Bobbi Kristina's attire: her mother died less than week ago, this is probably the worst thing she has ever experienced - I think clothing is the LAST thing on her mind.

924 days ago
53.

sharmae    

Praying for this family! To the world, she was Whitney Houston, but to them, she was daughter, mom, cousin, etc. Let them grieve in peace!

924 days ago
54.

Dee    

Its a VIEWING/GATHERING..... NOT the actual service!!! Its not even a wake!!! Its simply A viewing of the loved one and family greeting and comforting each other. NO DRESS CODE!!!! Ppl attend viewings after work all of the time IN work clothes!!!! And Considering the week she has had, Im sure it took ALOT just for her to find the strength to look even half way decent. She lost her MOTHER whom she went just about EVERYWHERE with. Its not even about her jeans! Man u ppl STAY negative!!!! Regardless to WHY or HOW, or WHAT she has in, THIS BABY LOST HER MOTHER!!!!!!!!!!!! Have some compassion!!!!!!!!!!!

924 days ago
55.

Nicoleasm    

Its so sad looking at bobbi Kristina, b/c even though she's 18, she's still a child who clung to her mom. It's not like she had a husband, her own kids, her own life, her mom was her life. I bet it's going to be a couple of years before she finds her place in the world again

924 days ago
56.

sharmae    

I agree, the wardrobe for the viewing is not something major. As I said earlier, people are grieving; hearts are ****tered-to the world it's Whitney the Star~~but to them it's family and I'm sure fashion isn't their top priority right now; and it's really no one else's business what they're wearing anyway.

924 days ago
57.

Me    

God bless Cissy Houston. And I hope someone tells Bobbi Kristina that she shouldn't have worn jeans to her mother's viewing. Her mother was all about CLASS, and her relatives dressed properly.

924 days ago
58.

princess leia    

Quite the close-up shot(s)...did Splash News outfit a pigeon with a camera of some sort?

924 days ago
59.

patty    

i kinda have a bad feeling - between having the service at this church and the burial at a wide open to the public cemetary, the a list celebrities coming, i really think they don't have near the proper securtity they are going to need, there was a reason the jacksons were so paranoid at mj's funeral

924 days ago
60.

Meomy    

Our heavenly Father, please wrap your arms around Whitneys mother and daughter; give them peace, comfort, strength and love...Amen

924 days ago
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