Cards and flowers outside The New Hope Baptist Church in Newark
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Private church funeral service for Whitney Houston

The funeral of Whitney Houston will take place on Saturday at the church in New Jersey where she performed as a child.

Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder are among those who will sing at the service, which will be a private ceremony for invited guests only.

The singer died last Saturday at a hotel in Beverly Hills.

The BBC's Steve Kingstone reports.

  • 18 Feb 2012
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