As onlookers gathered outside Bobbi Kristina Brown’s funeral service today in Alpharetta, Georgia, numerous celebrities were spotted, but Nick Gordon was nowhere to be found.
The funeral service, held at the St. James United Methodist Church, was a private event by invite only, but it didn’t stop dozens of supporters, reporters, and onlookers from showing up to watch from the outside. While the family made their way inside the church, celebrities such as Tyler Perry, New Edition member Michael Bivins, actor Michael Jai, and singer Monica were also in attendance.
The crowd was so large that the Alpharetta police shut down two lanes of traffic as numerous troopers with Georgia State Patrol helped manage the growing audience.
Nick Gordon was not in attendance, despite his recent pleas to Bobbi Kristina’s father, Bobby Brown, and her aunt, Pat Houston. Gordon sent a private email earlier this week, begging for the chance to see Bobbi Kristina one last time. There is no confirmation whether Gordon will be allowed at the burial on Monday in New Jersey, where Bobbi Kristina will be laid to rest beside her mother, the late Whitney Houston.
As supporters poured out in the dozens to get a glimpse of the proceedings, a few of them stopped to talk to reporters, including Alpharetta resident, Maria Corkern, who explained why she showed up, even though she wasn’t allowed inside to see the service.
“My heart goes out to the family and I want them to see when they drive by that people really do care.”
Meanwhile, as the funeral services proceeded, Leolah Brown, Bobbi Kristina’s aunt, was reportedly kicked out of the church after causing a scene as Pat Houston gave her eulogy.
Leolah stepped outside during the funeral service and told reporters nearby that it’s “just getting started,” although it’s unclear if she meant that the services had just began. She also stated that she walked out in her own accord after delivering a haunting message to Pat Houston.
“I told her that Whitney is going to haunt her from the grave.”
In the days before Bobbi Kristina Brown’s funeral service, Leolah, who was already publicly vocal about her disdain for Pat, took to Facebook to make sure no one donated to an alleged charity fund set up by Pat to help with the funeral expenses. However, there has been no confirmation that the funeral donation fund exists.
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