Family feud at Bobbi Kristina funeral
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP):
The ongoing tensions between the families of the late megastar, Whitney Houston, and her ex-husband, R&B singer Bobby Brown, erupted yesterday during a memorial service for their daughter, Bobbi Kristina.
Bobbi Kristina, who dreamed of growing up to achieve fame like her mother, died in hospice care on July 26, about six months after she was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her suburban Atlanta town home.
A long-standing rift between families of the young woman's famous mother and father broke out into the open at a memorial service at the St James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta.
Leolah Brown, the sister of Bobby Brown, walked out of the church and spoke to reporters gathered outside. She 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's death was grimly similar to the way her megastar mother had died three years earlier.
Bobbi Kristina was found in the town home she shared with Nick Gordon, an orphan three years older, who Houston had raised as her own. Bobbi Kristina referred to him as her husband. A police report earlier this year described the incident as a drowning, and authorities are investigating her death.