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UPDATE: Bobby Brown Breaks Down-Father Of Bobbi Kristina Wells Up As He Leaves Her Reception After His Screaming Sister Had To Be 'Escorted Out Of Funeral' Mid Service

UPDATE Bobby Brown Breaks Down Father Of Bobbi Kristina Wells Up As He Leaves Her Reception After His Screaming Sister Had To Be Escorted Out Of Funeral Mid Service
A devastated Bobby Brown broke down as he left a reception on Saturday following the funeral of his daughter Bobbi Kristina.

The RnB singer wiped away tears and his face appeared wracked with pain as he was driven in a white SUV from the St Marlo Country Club in Duluth, Georgia on Saturday evening.

The Brown family held the gathering following the funeral of Bobbi Kristina Brown, the 22-year-old daughter of the singer and his ex-wife Whitney Houston.

Bobbi Kristina passed away at a local hospice last Sunday, six months after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub at her Georgia home.

The reception in Duluth was held by the Brown family separately from the Houstons who had their own event in Buckhead, Atlanta following an ugly scene earlier at the funeral.

Bobby Brown's sister Leolah also attended the reception after being ejected from her niece's funeral following an outburst at Pat Houston, who is married to Whitney's brother Gary.

Leolah was escorted out of the service by movie mogul Tyler Perry and then launched an astonishing attack on Pat Houston on Saturday morning.

Booted out of St. James Methodist Church for interrupting Pat Houston's eulogy in front of the star studded congregation of mourners, Brown began a tirade against her, saying, 'Whitney Houston will haunt Pat Houston from the grave'.

As the simmering feud between the Brown and Houston families publicly and spectacularly erupted, Brown addressed reporters outside the church while the funeral for her niece ended with Whitney Houston's Jesus Loves Me ringing out in the church.

'It's not over. We've got evidence of who Pat really is, this is going to be a long drawn out process,' said Leolah, who has been fighting with the Houston family over Bobbi's $20 million inheritance and the Sweet 16 theme of the funeral.

'Things are connected,' said Brown about Pat Houston, who is married to Whitney Houston's brother Gary.

'Pat is a fraud and a phony. She is not a Houston, she's a Garland.'

Eyewitnesses said the somber, invite-only funeral for 22-year-old Bobbi had been going well and was a celebration of her life. Her boyfriend Nick Gordon did not attend the funeral amid claims he was told to stay away by the family.

Reverend Michael McQueen, the senior pastor at St James' hosted the the service which included prayers from the Bible, followed by tributes and then a eulogy.

Bobby Brown wrote a special message in the funeral's program which read, 'I also will always love you' and in a touching move, a gospel choir sang the same song that was played at mother, Whitney Houston's memorial.

Donnie McClurkin's Stand was sung at the superstar singer's memorial back in 2012 and the repeat performance touched everyone.

'It was beautiful. It was wonderful that Whitney was remembered too' said one mourner.

Her grandmother, gospel singer Cissy sang The Lord is my Shepherd.

All the mourners inside the church were given an A4 order of service, embossed with a beautiful picture of Bobbi on the front.

The service in total went on for two hours and 41 minutes - including Leolah Brown's outburst - and finished with the late 22-year-old being taken out of the church with bagpipes playing Ave Maria.

It was when Pat Houston began her eulogy thought, that Leolah began heckling and outside the church she paid tribute to her niece.

'She will be remembered in our hearts forever. It's so sad that this has happened to her,' said Brown.

'I'm angry at Nick, I am angry at what happened.'

'It was all fine until Pat started speaking.'

Prior to Leolah's outburst, it was reported that members of the Brown family were upset that Pat Houston had asked for donations to her charity instead of mourners buying Bobbi Kristina flowers.

Brown was furious with Bobbi Kristina's funeral invitation, which states: 'The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Bobbi Kristina's name to The Marion P Foundation.'

The Marion P. Foundation is a charity run by Pat Houston, and it is for the benefit of troubled teens.

Earlier last month, Bobby Brown's relatives were barred from visiting the Peachtree Christian Hospice in Georgia because an unidentified person took deathbed photographs and tried to sell them.

And, of course, both families are fighting for control of Bobbi Kristina's $20 million inheritance.

Earlier, mourners including Grammy award winning singer Monica and actor Michael Jai White gathered at the Alpharetta, Atlanta church to say goodbye to Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown.

However, Dionne Warwick, the cousin of Whitney Houston was not photographed at the service after it was reported she would stay away in protest at the Sweet 16 theme organized by Pat Houston.

Bobbi Kristina's silver casket arrived at St. James United Methodist Church just a few hours before her funeral.

On Thursday, Bobby Brown's sister, Leolah Brown, took to her Facebook page to rant against Pat Houston whom she earlier damned for attempting to raise money for her foundation through public donations in Bobbi Kristina's name.

Then, she wrote: 'The Brown family has just learned that Marion Patricia Houston, AKA: Pat Houston, is asking for the public to send money to her foundation (The Marion P Foundation) on behalf of my niece Bobbi Kristina.

'She has not even sat down & spoken to my brother Bobby, who is Bobbi Kristina's father, about this. PLEASE keep your money in your pockets and give absolutely NOTHING to the Marion P foundation. Unless you don't mind supporting such an evil and dirty foundation. Lastly, keep your eyes & ears open as THE TRUTH is being revealed.'

In her latest Facebook diatribe, posted on Friday, Leolah appeared to challenge Pat Houston to face off with her publicly.

She wrote: 'You notice, no matter what I say, Pat never says anything following, to at least defend herself? Just think about it. Use your God-given brains. If, what I was saying was untrue or just talking for no reason at all…whey would she not defend herself if I am wrong?

'…I will tell you. Because SHE CANNOT talk back to truth. She has no leg to stand on.

'Furthermore, she is not the sweet quiet person that she 'tried' so hard to make people believe she was on the Oprah show. She would like the public to think that..but she is very good and polished on keeping her composure when she is under the microscope.'

Leolah went on to claim: 'Whitney and I spoke on this on many occasions – so don't let her fool you. Although she is being quiet, she is indeed heated right now! Because her world is tumbling down!'

In the lengthy and rambling post Leolah stated: 'She is actually in shock right now because a Brown is usually silent. If you check my record: 'I never have said anything until Whitney was murdered and now my niece Bobby Kristina!...I play no games nor pull any punches when it comes to the truth! I am ready on any given day. And she could come any way she would ever choose. She will be at the bottom. This is why she is quiet and refuse (sic) to comment of fight me on anything I say!'

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

Security was tight at the church, with check points being manned by family personnel and Georgia State Troopers as scores of media and members of the public gathered outside.

Those in attendance included her father Bobby Brown and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, but one very notable absentee was Bobbi Kristina's boyfriend, Nick Gordon, who found her unconscious in a bathtub at her home nearly six months ago.

Despite pleading with Brown and Bobbi's aunt, Pat Houston, Gordon was told he was not welcome at the funeral - which is believed to have a Sweet 16 theme.

In June, a court-appointed conservator for Bobbi Kristina filed a $10 million lawsuit against Gordon, alleging he assaulted her and took money from her estate.

Bobby, 46, was ushered in a side door to the church with wife Alicia Etheridge-Brown, who gave birth to their second child together, a baby girl just three weeks ago.

However, it was not clear if Dionne Warwick, the cousin of Whitney Houston attended after reports she is furious with Pat Houston for deciding on the 'inappropriate' theme.

Well-wishers were held back by a police cordon and said that they simply wanted to be there for Bobbi Kristina and for Whitney Houston.

Adriane Gregory, 36, traveled 17 hours from Connecticut with her two children and boyfriend to say goodbye to Bobbi Kristina.

She told the Daily Mail Online: 'Whitney was a good singer and I loved her. It's really sad what has happened to her [Bobbi Kristina].

'She was still grieving for her mother. It touches your heart. '

She added: 'I have followed Whitney my whole life. I have her on my phone right now.'

The ceremony, overseen by aunt Pat Houston, has been a source of dispute within the family amid arguments over Bobbi's $20 million inheritance

Crowds gathered behind barriers as guests started arriving from 9.30am.

Some played Whitney songs from their phones.

Another well-wisher was Artelia Martin who used to work for Delta Airlines and would often escort Whitney Houston and her daughter.

Judy Daughtry from Wilmington North Carolina said she drove seven hours to get here with her friend Janice Harris to come and pay homage and say goodbye.

On Friday mourners arrived at Murray Brothers Funeral Home for the wake. Soon after the Houstons left the funeral home, the Brown family arrived to view Bobbi Kristina's body, causing speculation that the families had planned to avoid each other.

The long-running feud has caused concerns for the Browns, who fear the Houstons could sneak a photo of her body during the funeral and sell it.

TMZ have said the Brown family are on high alert in a bid to prevent the release of a photo.

Shortly after Whitney's death in 2012, a photo of the star's body ended up on the cover of a magazine.

On Friday afternoon a number of guests, some dressed in smart suits and dresses, others in more casual wear, arrived at Pat and Gary Houston's mansion in an exclusive suburb of Alpharetta, nestled on a quiet street close to a members-only swimming pool and tennis courts.

Pat Houston had been liaising with Bobbi Kristina's father, Bobby Brown, over the funeral plans for the 22-year-old.

Two black SUVs manned by security guards were parked in front of the Houston property as guests entered by the side door and the main entrance.

Whitney's mother, Cissy Houston, was also seen leaving the home along with other guests who climbed into the SUVs.

They traveled in convoy amid rush-hour traffic to the Murray Brothers Funeral Home in Atlanta arriving at around 6pm.

Later, after the Houston clan left, Bobby Brown entered the funeral home with his wife, Alicia Etheredge, son Bobby Brown Jr, and his sisters, Tina Brown and Leolah Brown. Some young children were also seen being shepherded inside.

The family were seen hugging and leaning on each other when they left around 8pm.

Source: dailymail

Date Posted: Saturday, August 1st, 2015 , Total Page Views: 924

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