Whitney Houston Funeral to Be Held at Church She Attended as a Child

Whitney Houston Funeral to Be Held at Church She Attended as a Child

Services for deceased pop singer Houston will be invitation-only at the New Hope Baptist Church

The funeral for Whitney Houston will be held Saturday at the Newark, New Jersey, church she attended as a child.

The Whigham Funeral Home, which made the funeral arrangements, confirmed to TheWrap on Tuesday that Houston's funeral will take place at noon at the New Hope Baptist Church.

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The funeral will be invitation-only, a spokesperson for the singer told TheWrap.

The family had been considering a massive ceremony at the 18,000-capacity Prudential Center in Newark, according to reports earlier this week.

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The "I Will Always Love You" singer died Saturday at 48. She was found submerged and unconscious in the bathtub of her suite at the Beverly Hilton hotel by a member of her staff. After unsuccessful attempts to revive her, she was pronounced dead at approximately 3:55 p.m. Small amounts of prescription pills, including Xanax, were reportedly found in her suite.

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While an autopsy on Houston, who struggled with substance abuse during her life, is complete, a cause of death has not yet been announced. A toxicology report, which could take weeks to complete, is still pending.