Bobbi Kristina Brown was laid to rest this afternoon, in the same plot of land that houses her mother, Whitney Houston. Bobbi Kristina was laid to rest next to Houston in a Monday service at the Fairview Cemetery in Westfield NJ. The burial followed Bobbi Kristina’s dramatic, heartbreaking Saturday funeral in Georgia.
Bobbi Kristina’s hearse escorted to her burial site beside Whitney Houston http://t.co/omTTabzAIE
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Houston’s gravesite had been prepared for Bobbi Kristina’s casket. Weeks ago, while Bobbi Kristina was still in hospice care, the plot’s headstone was smoothed over and space made for a second name. Additionally, the headstone now includes two new rosary necklaces, and a simple sign–bearing the word “Love”–was added to the rear left side of the site.
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Today, a gold hearse bore Bobbi Kristina’s casket to the gravesite from a nearby funeral home. Though the site was cordoned off, several dozen fans, many of whom bore signs and blown-up photographs, lined the hearse’s path.
The Associated Press reported that two SUVs carried the family. Among the members in attendance were father Bobby Brown, grandmother Cissy Houston, and Whitney Houston’s cousin Dionne Warwick.
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The news that Bobbi Kristina and Whitney Houston were buried alongside each other contradicted earlier reports, which stated that the burial plot was not wide enough for two coffins, and that mother and daughter would have to be laid to rest one atop the other.
Bobbi Kristina had been comatose since she was discovered face down in her bathtub on January 31st. She passed away quietly on July 26th.
(Photo credits: Bobbi Kristina via WENN)