Flags will fly half -staff to honor the New Jersey native in spite of the criticism by locals that Houston does not deserve this honor due to her drug problems over the years.
Aretha Franklin will sing a song as requested by Houston mom Cicely Houston no word yet on what that song will be. Kevin Costner, who co-starred with Whitney Houston in "The Bodyguard," will speak at the ceremony, he also hand picked Whitney for that now iconic role.
|Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner in 2008|
Marvin Winans, Gospel singer, pastor and close friend of Houston's, will give the eulogy. Marvin Winans also married Houston and her ex-husband Bobby Brown in 1992.
Grammy winners Chaka Khan and CeCe Winans, Dionne Warwick who is also Houston cousin and record producer Antionio "L.A." Reid, Clive Davis will also speak, R. Kelly, and many, more.
R.I.P. WHITNEY HOUSTON WE LOVED YOUR CRAZY A**SS!! YOU WILL BE MISSED...AND FOR THE LAST TIME" O' HELL TO THE NAW" WE STILL CAN'T BELIEVE YOU ARE GONE!! BUT YOUR MUSIC WILL LIVE FOREVER AND EVER!!