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Timeline: Bobbi Kristina memorial service, controversy erupts

Published:Saturday | August 1, 2015 | 1:06 PM
Police officers on motorcycles led a procession of mourners to a funeral for Bobbi Kristina Brown today.
A hearse arrives at St James United Methodist Church before funeral services for Bobbi Kristina Brown today.
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1:40 p.m.

A relative of Bobbi Kristina Brown has left a memorial service for the daughter of Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown to speak to reporters.

Leolah Brown, the sister of Bobby Brown, walked out of the St James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta and said she was angry because Pat Houston was speaking at the funeral. Pat Houston is the sister-in-law and former manager for the late Whitney Houston.

"I told her that Whitney is going to haunt her from the grave," Leolah Brown told reporters outside the church.

She suggested that the feud between the Houstons and the Browns was far from over.

"It's just getting started," she said.

Bobbi Kristina died July 26, about six months after she was found unconscious in a bathtub at her home.

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11:50 a.m.

Grammy-winning R&B singer Monica is the latest personality to show up at a church in suburban Atlanta for a memorial service for Bobbi Kristina Brown.

The 22-year-old daughter of megastar Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown was being remembered at the St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta on Saturday.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed was also seen entering the church.

Bobbi Kristina died in hospice care July 26, about six months after she was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub at her townhome.

Alpharetta police say they were assisted by more than a dozen state troopers to manage traffic and shut down lanes to accommodate parking around the church where the service is being held.

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11:20 a.m.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed was seen entering a church in suburban Atlanta where media reports say a funeral for Bobbi Kristina Brown is being held. A cousin, Jerod Brown, was also seen entering the church.

Bobbi Kristina, the only child of the late Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, died in hospice care July 26, about six months after she was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub at her townhome.

Eight police motorcycles escorted three stretch limousines carrying mourners to the church in Alpharetta ahead of the service. A procession of dozens of cars followed.

Brown and Houston were divorced at the time Houston died in a hotel bathtub in 2012. Bobbi Kristina was her only child.

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9:20 a.m.

A hearse carrying the coffin of Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, has arrived at a church in suburban Atlanta ahead of a funeral service.

The hearse was escorted by two policemen on motorcycles into the parking lot of St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta.

Four men dressed in black suits carried the coffin into the church. Media reports say friends and family are to gather at the church later Saturday to remember the 22-year-old woman.

A police officer stopped vehicles arriving at the church before they were allowed into the parking lot.

Bobbi Kristina died in hospice care July 26, about six months after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub at home.