Family Feud Turns Nasty at Bobbi Kristina's Funeral

Bobby Brown's sister walks out
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 1, 2015 5:20 PM CDT
Family Feud Turns Nasty at Bobbi Kristina's Funeral
Leolah Brown talks with media outside the church.   (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Tensions between the families of the late Whitney Houston and her ex-husband, R&B singer Bobby Brown, erupted today during a memorial service for their daughter, Bobbi Kristina, at the St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, Ga. Leolah Brown, the sister of Bobby Brown, walked out of the church and spoke to reporters gathered outside. She said she was angry because Pat Houston was speaking at the funeral. Pat Houston is the sister-in-law and former manager for the late Whitney. "I told her that Whitney is going to haunt her from the grave," said Leolah Brown.

She suggested that the feud between the Houstons and the Browns was far from over. "It's just getting started," she said. Bobbi Kristina, who dreamed of growing up to achieve fame like her mother, died in hospice care July 26, about six months after she was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her suburban Atlanta townhome. Bobbi Kristina's death was grimly similar to the way her megastar mother had died three years earlier. One touching note: The last song played at the funeral was "Jesus Loves Me," by Whitney, reports TMZ. (More Bobbi Kristina Brown stories.)

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