Whitney Houston's Funeral at New Hope Baptist Church Saturday
Whitney Houston's funeral will be held at noon on Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey, both Houston's rep and a Whigham Funeral Home staff member confirmed to Us Weekly Tuesday.
Houston's body was transported by private jet Monday to Teterboro Airport in New Jersey. It was then taken to Whigham Funeral Home in Newark, where her father, John, was laid to rest in 2003.
The "I Will Always Love You" singer was discovered partially submerged in a bathtub inside her Beverly Hilton hotel room Saturday; paramedics pronounced Houston dead at 3:55 p.m.
Houston's mother, Cissy, was at the funeral home until 2 a.m. on Tuesday. She insisted the funeral must take place in a church.
The funeral is by "invitation only" and there will be "no wake." A source adds that "anyone not invited will stand outside."