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Bobbi Kristina Brown is buried next to her mother, Whitney Houston

Published 04/08/2015

Singer Dionne Warwick, left, and Carolyn Whigham at the service at Whigham funeral home for Bobbi Kristina Brown (AP)
Singer Dionne Warwick, left, and Carolyn Whigham at the service at Whigham funeral home for Bobbi Kristina Brown (AP)

Family and friends gathered at a cemetery to pay their final respects to Bobbi Kristina Brown as she was buried next to her mother, singer Whitney Houston.

Police closed the road into Fairview Cemetery in New Jersey for the private ceremony. Outside, well-wishers gathered to wave to the motorcade and hold up pictures.

The casket holding the 22-year-old daughter of Houston and singer Bobby Brown arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport and made the short trip to Whigham Funeral Home in Newark, the same facility that handled Houston's funeral arrangements three years ago.

About 90 minutes later, the hearse drove to the cemetery in Westfield, followed by black SUVs carrying relatives including cousin Dionne Warwick.

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

Her death was similar to the way her mother died.

Houston's body was found face-down in a foot of water in her bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles just before the 2012 Grammy Awards.

The authorities found prescription drugs in the suite and evidence of heart disease and cocaine in her body but decided her death was an accidental drowning.

Bobbi Kristina was found in the house she shared with Nick Gordon, an orphan three years older whom 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.

Bobbi Kristina grew up in the shadow of her famous parents. She appeared with them in 2005 on the TV reality show Being Bobby Brown and attended award shows with her mother and father.

Houston and Brown were married 15 years before their relationship ended in 2007. Bobbi Kristina was their only child together.

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