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Whitney Houston

Laid to Rest

2/19/2012 10:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Pop legend Whitney Houston was buried today at Fairview Cemetery.

Pop legend Whitney Houston was buried today at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, NJ.

Houston was laid to rest next to her father, John Russell Houston, who died in 2003. The burial was a small "family only" affair and not the star-studded event that yesterday's moving funeral service was.

As TMZ first reported, Whitney's casket was heavily protected since the funeral yesterday ... with nearly 10 security guards working in shifts to keep it guarded.

Houston passed away back on February 11. A cause of death has yet to be determined.

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91.

Lola    

When is the law going to start doing its job and putting these drug abusers behind bars? They would be doing them a favor. I'm sick of celebrities openly breaking the law yet people praising them.

The Baptist Church does not allow drinking alcohol, and I'm sure their position on illegal drugs is similar. To stand in the church and be praised when you are breaking these tenets is to be a hypocrite, and her church seems to be guilty of that, too.

Stop depending on drugs, even prescription drugs, to get through your life. Don't assume that those "side effects" listed on the prescription drugs don't apply to you, because they do. Take the least amount of medication you can get by with. If you have to suffer with a little pain or discomfort, so be it. Your reward might be your life.

944 days ago
92.

There's a problem here    

With whatever respect is due, I'm hoping they put a mega-ton slab over her final resting place because she's going to keep getting dug up like MJ, ad nauseum. Pretty soon we'll be hearing about the memorial concerts playing at a venue near you, and her one-year anniversary will be marked by memorials across the country. Maybe that fat bastard governor will let the flags fly at half staff again for that mess of a woman. She had one of the most magical voices of all time, but it was gone years ago and all that was left was that hot mess that people are memorializing as if she was a saint. She wasn't.

944 days ago
93.

Mr.D    

*******MAY GOD JEHOVA AND LORD JESUS COMPFORT THE HOUSTON'S FAMILY*********

944 days ago
94.

leslie    

I loved whitney. Bobby Brown is a piece of worthless trash.
I applaud whitney's family for protecting BK from her father.
He has no money and is trying to get to BK to get her money, they already have had to ban him from whitney's atlanta mansion. He would be there trying to steal stuff.
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Court records:

According to ETonline, court papers obtained by the website claim that during the couple's break-up, one of the reasons Bobby couldn't respond to Whitney's divorce petition was that he was "strapped for cash during this time and could not afford to hire a lawyer".
Bobby Brown is suing Whitney Houston in custody terms battle

Bobby wants to be granted access to their 14-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina, and is said to be "devastated" about losing his rights in the divorce.

The former pop star also wants Whitney to start giving him some cash.

As well as child support for their daughter, he is seeking spousal support after claiming to have been homeless at times since their divorce was finalised on April 24.

Bobby wasn't in court when the ruling was passed giving Whitney full custody.

The singer told the court she didn't want any financial support from Bobby, and reportedly said the couple's daughter could not depend on her father.

The exact news from 2008: Bobby tried to get whitney to pay more child support, after the divorce to take care of his other kids. Bobby even lied about being engaged to someone else. Trying to get whitney to pay spousal support.

READ THE FACTS:

According to ETonline, court papers obtained by the website claim that during the couple's break-up, one of the reasons Bobby couldn't respond to Whitney's divorce petition was that he was "strapped for cash during this time and could not afford to hire a lawyer".
Bobby Brown is suing Whitney Houston in custody terms battle

Bobby wants to be granted access to their 14-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina, and is said to be "devastated" about losing his rights in the divorce.

The former pop star also wants Whitney to start giving him some cash.

As well as child support for their daughter, he is seeking spousal support after claiming to have been homeless at times since their divorce was finalised on April 24.

Bobby wasn't in court when the ruling was passed giving Whitney full custody.

The singer told the court she didn't want any financial support from Bobby, and reportedly said the couple's daughter could not depend on her father.

Bobby's case will be heard in court on June 15.

Read more: http://www.metro.co.uk/showbiz/48745-bobby-sues-whitney#ixzz1mrLC1tN4


Bobby was even homeless at some point, after the divorce from whitney. Keep your nasty, money grubbing hands away form BK bobby brown!!!

944 days ago
95.

MsVurda    

I live 8 miles from this cemetery but I don't see myself ever "visiting her grave",( I did visit her nj home when I was a minor, nice place( and drinks)...she wasnt there though so I didnt get to meet her :-/ ..anyway Every thing I've seen on t.v and online has been enough..I was concerned about the security of that cemetery, imagining some hater/nut/or crazed fan or thief etc..winding up in there... and was surprised that they buried her there, but then again the type of neighborhood immediately around her is not going to allow any nonsense in "their" area there's always a watch dog nosy neighbor or good ole neighborhood police riding around with nothing to really do. so she should be fine.

944 days ago
96.

SallyChi    

i give the family props, they didn't turn it into an extravangza like michael jackson.

944 days ago
97.

supermom    

Whitney should have stayed w/ her love Robyn instead of marrying Bobby Brown. she would have been alive and happy today! She only married Bobby to quiet the gay/bi rumors.

944 days ago
98.

Wonderone    

When people were shocked that Whitney and Bobby Brown ended up together, she always answered that they were more alike than people knew.

I see that now... Gold hearses (with a pic of Whitney on the window for good measure), gold cars carrying the family, oh and for good measure, the Billy Bob half truck carrying a large wreath. Yes... I guess she was right.

944 days ago
99.

Tonia    

Say it sister! ME TOO! IT IS OOOOOOVER! RIP WHITNEY!

944 days ago
100.

henretta    

I thought the service was very moving .I wish the family had been more accomadating to Bobby Brown his children also loved Whitney.

944 days ago
101.

TC    

Nearly 10 security guards for various shifts? Pictures coming soon....

944 days ago
102.

Lori    

It is a surprise that she survived this long being she was a self admitted drug addict for about twenty years. She probably should have died years ago.

944 days ago
103.

early    

My father was killed in that hell hole iraqi,,, no one lowered the flag when he came home,, a fithy dope addict finally dies and you lower the flag??? Shame on you new jersey,,,Shame on you!!!

944 days ago
104.

LadyD    

Sincere condolences and heartfelt prayers for Whitney's daughter and the Houston family.

944 days ago
105.

Wanda    

Whitney's family needs to build an encloser around her and her dad's burial site, for it will not be long when someone will have dirt from Whitney Houston's grave for sell on ebay. Also it will place the management of the grave yard in a hard place with constantly trying to keep anyone from her site, even if there's gates with locks around the whole place. You see how the rich and famous have great security at their homes but still crazed fans still get inside. Just wait and see, it will not be long when this will be happening at Whitney's grave site.

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