A small procession of three gold limousines and two black SUVs has arrived at New Jersey where Whitney Houston's funeral is being held in her home town of Newark,New Jersey.
Relatives and star-studded friends of US singer have all gathered at Newark to pay their respect. Thousands of grieving mourners are seen filling the streets although the police have warned the public to stay away from the funeral and instead watch it on television over fears tens of thousands will descend on the service.
Whitney's mother Cissy was seen walking into the venue hand in hand with a staff member while Bobbi Kristina looked equally composed and glum.
Whitney's daughter Bobbi Kristina,18, daughter of Houston and her former husband Bobby Brown,arrived at the funeral home in dark jeans, white vest and a black jacket.
Friends of the singer including , who was seen wearing a white shirt and black trousers, arrived alongside family
Not only was there plenty of staff on hand to welcome mourners but there was also a strong police presence
People took photographs and paid respects at the candle lit shrine at the funeral home on Friday night.