Though her fans and family are still trying to overcome the shock of Whitney Houston’s sudden death, the wheels are already in motion to make sure the singer can rest, and quickly, in peace.
Funeral plans are already under way for the legendary Grammy winner, and a service is expected to take place later this week in Newark, N.J.
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The location is hardly surprising as Houston was born in Newark and got her start singing in the city’s New Hope Baptist Church, where her mother, Cissy Houston, served as musical director and cousin Dionne Warwick also sang.
So far, the family hasn’t commented on any funeral plans, though this morning the Los Angeles County Coroner said that arrangements were being made to hand over the body so that a memorial could take place.
Meanwhile, new speculation is now centering on the possibility of holding a wake Thursday, before the private family service, at the 18,000-seater Newark Prudential Center.