The Houstons vs. Browns is turning into one of the biggest family feuds of the year. The two families have reportedly been at each other’s throats for the past few months about what would happen to Bobbi Kristina Brown‘s fortune, left behind by her late mother Whitney Houston. And now that Bobby Brown‘s daughter has passed, money isn’t the only problem.
The argument of where to bury Bobbi Kristina has come up, and reports say that family friend Tyler Perry will reportedly help with the arrangements. According to Entertainment Tonight, they have set aside Saturday, Aug. 1, as a tentative date for the funeral to take place in the Atlanta area. Perry reportedly said he would “take care of everything,” including arranging to transport Bobbi Kristina’s body from Atlanta to New Jersey, where she will be laid to rest alongside her mother Whitney Houston, at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, New Jersey.
Since she never went to a prom or had a Sweet 16 party, her funeral will be a celebration so she can have “the Sweet 16 she never had,” an insider told ET. Reports say there will be a ceremony in Atlanta where Bobbi Kristina’s family and friends can celebrate her life, and then will be buried in New Jersey with a proper funeral. “Some of Whitney’s bodyguards have flown into Atlanta to help transporting her body. They will have two ceremonies—one in Atlanta, where her friends and much of her family live, and then one when she’s buried,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com.
But according to an insider, Grandmother Cissy Houston says “she doesn’t anyone trying to make a quick buck off selling pictures of Bobbi in a coffin like someone did to Whitney.”
The source adds: “Cissy wants this process to be peaceful, respectful and to handled with dignity. She’s made her demands clear to Bobby and she’s enlisting the help of her Houston family members to support her in this decision.”
And as far as the funeral being broadcasted, there are “absolutely no plans,” an insider told HollywoodLife.com. “Just like the deathbed photo that has been shopped around, they don’t want to have anyone financially gain from her loss. The family doesn’t want anyone to make money from this tragedy and make this more of a spectacle than it already has become,” adds the insider.