Today’s Bobbi Kristina funeral was marked by a cross-church shouting match between members of the Brown and Houston families, whose feuding has worsened since the 22-year-old’s death.
The Bobbi Kristina funeral took place this afternoon in Alpharetta GA, at the St. James United Methodist Church. It was a private service, though many fans flocked to the scene and paid their respects in the church parking lot.
According to reports, Bobby Brown’s outspoken sister Leolah–who has has a long-standing grudge against the Houston family–couldn’t contain herself when Pat Houston got up to speak. Witnesses reported that Leolah shouted out “Whitney is rolling over in her grave! You are so wrong for this, Pat!”
Leolah was escorted outside and told to cool off. She was allowed back into the church a short time later, and sang hymns with the family. Following that, though, Leolah left the service and gave a short statement to the Associated Press: “I told (Pat) that Whitney is going to haunt her from the grave.”
She was even more blunt when she elaborated upon her remarks and described the Bobbi Kristina funeral events:
“Its not over,” Leolah said, of the Brown-Houston feud. “It has just begun.”
Brown continued thusly:
I have information, I have evidence, I have knowledge of who Pat really is. She’s not any relation whatsoever to Whitney….This is gonna be a long, drawn-out thing, trust me. It’s not over. It’s not over. I’ll be doing interviews, and I’ll be speaking out and telling the truth about Pat, who Pat is. [The Bobbi Kristina funeral] went wonderful, until Pat started speaking, and I didn’t like that. I left. I just told her that Whitney was going to haunt her from her grave.
Brown went on to call Pat a “phony person.”
It wasn’t immediately clear what Leolah accused Pat Houston of. In a recent Facebook post, though, she claimed that Houston was trying to use Bobbi Kristina’s death and the then-upcoming Bobbi Kristina funeral service to collect donations for her (Pat’s) non-profit organization.
(Photo credits: Bobbi Kristina via Twitter; family via Splash)