Tyler Perry, a longtime personal friend of the late Whitney Houston, attended Bobbi Kristina Brown’s funeral on August 1 at St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, Georgia. While Perry was not photographed entering the church, he did speak during the service, according to TMZ.
Tyler also ended up escorting Bobby Brown’s sister, Leolah Brown, from the church after she disrupted the funeral service by reportedly screaming at Bobbi’s aunt, Pat Houston. As Pat was preparing to speak, Leolah began screaming, “Pat, you know you are wrong for this!”
Security was there to escort Pat out of the church, and Tyler Perry went with them to help diffuse the situation.
With Bobbi Kristina Brown’s family fighting over matters such as money, Tyler Perry offered to “help take care of everything” in an effort to keep the peace. Perry has offered his private jet to transport Bobbi Kristina’s body from Atlanta to Westfield, New Jersey where she’ll be laid to rest next to her mother, Whitney Houston, in the Fairview Cemetery.
Following Bobbi Kristina’s death, many celebrities sent condolences on Twitter, but Tyler Perry remained silent. Last week, Perry broke his silence on the tragedy of Bobbi Kristina’s death July 28, two days after she died. Brown’s death came at the age of 22, nearly six months after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub in her Atlanta Townhouse.
I’m a writer with no words…. Bobbi Kris.
— Tyler Perry (@tylerperry) July 28, 2015
Before his tweet, Tyler Perry had last spoken publicly of Bobbi Kristina in a Facebook post he wrote on July 17 in which he asked the general public to “show some decency and respect” for the family during their time of grief.
“This morning I woke up with Whitney on my mind. I couldn’t help but think about all that she must have dreamed for her child. I know this was not her dream… May I ask you all to please show some decency and respect? Not only to Krissi’s family, but also to the other families that are there in this place. Not only is Krissi at the center but there are several other families who are grieving the loss of their loved ones at the same time… Until then, can we just pray for Krissi, and the Houston and Brown families?”
Tyler visited Bobbi Kristina several times when she was hospitalized and was at her bedside with her family when she was moved to hospice care. Tyler Perry vows to continue offering any support the family needs in their time of mourning.
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