Whitney Houston's funeral has only just begun ... but Bobby Brown has already left the church.
Our camera guys outside the funeral spotted Bobby ever-so-briefly on his way in ... and his SUVs returned a short time later, though Bobby cannot be seen leaving (see video below).
Rev. Al Sharpton tweeted just moments ago, saying, "I am at Whitney's funeral. I spoke with Bobby Brown trying to calm him down and not distract from the services. Today is about Whitney!"
As TMZ first reported, after some opposition from some family members ... Bobby was officially invited to the funeral today.
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