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Whitney Houston Funeral: Private Family Viewing

Stars expected to perform at funeral after quieter family viewing Friday night.
2:46 | 02/17/12

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-- getting finalized tonight for inside an outside new hope Baptist Church in Newark and parts of -- New Jersey's biggest city tonight virtually closed off to advance access will be limited for much of the weekend. Eyewitness News cameras -- there tonight when Whitney Houston's family including her daughter and mother said their private -- -- at the funeral home. And on Sunday -- private burial reportedly at the cemetery where her father is buried tonight police and workers preparing for that. Eyewitness News reporter and Dave -- is that the church with new details of tomorrow's funeral service. -- And -- it may have been the most moving moment we've witnessed all week Whitney Houston's mother and her eighteen year old daughter. Stepping into the funeral home. Hand in hand. The -- few people could have imagined just one week ago tonight. Outside the wake and funeral home tonight Carolyn -- greeted well wishers on behalf of the family. In memorial photographs. Of Whitney and how they holding on to the -- -- them and it's not easy. But November. But no students. The -- this evening lasted two hours a police escort arrived bearing Whitney Houston scrambling. And a handful of close friends including her mentor Clive Davis. Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown stepped from a limousine. -- -- -- Grandmother and granddaughter entered the funeral home -- it had. The church service will be invitation only and will draw some of the biggest names in music film and television. Kevin Costner Beyonce. Oprah Winfrey Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin. The Newark police department already stretched to the limit by the city's rising crime rate is deployed here like an army. Several streets around the church and the funeral home will be closed. No cars or pedestrians between Norfolk and point streets as well -- -- six and sent to -- it. The advance of Whitney Houston who converged -- York central ward wish they could attend. But they understand why they can't. Police Societe that we couldn't get the public but you have to while the family would like the house. Let them do what they would like to do you know you don't know what their theater didn't you don't know what did -- -- true. Thirteen hours now before the service as you can see some of the street closures are still in -- are already in effect we're being. Kept about half a block from the church as it is right now -- York officials. Clearly determined to prevent any disruptions while their city is in the national spotlight -- -- Newark, New Jersey and Eyewitness News.

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