Legendary Sherman Hemsley died July 24, 2012 and as of 10/29/12 the star is yet to be buried. Hemsley passed away from lung cancer, but the late television star has still not been buried due to a legal battle over his estate and his final resting place.
According to New York Post, Whitney Houston is being laid to rest at a private ceremony in New Jersey.
Houston died Feb. 11 in California at age 48. No cause of death has been determined.
She is being buried Sunday at the cemetery in Westfield where her father was interred in 2003. Onlookers were gathering along the route to her gravesite as the police-escorted motorcade headed toward it and the hearse carrying her casket entered the cemetery.
Whitney Houston’s funeral will be broadcast live on Saturday February 18, 2012 with musical guests the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder . Among other celebrity guests Kevin Costner who starred in the film “The Bodyguard”, Oprah Winfrey, and Clive Davis.
Singer Bobby Brown, Houston’s ex-husband and the father of Bobbi Kristina has received an invitation to Houston’s Funeral. No word yet if singer Ray J was given an invitation.
The Newark police said the streets will be shut down six square blocks around the church and fans who didn’t get invitations will kept far away.
There may or may not be a jumbo screen for fans to watch the funeral outside. The Newark police said there would be no funeral procession and no public screens set up, at the request of Houston’s family. However, Carolyn Whigham who is from the Whigham funeral home said that jumbo screens would be set up outside for fans.
The funeral will be held at The New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey.
According to AP, A public viewing will be held Friday for singer Etta James, and the Rev. Al Sharpton will eulogize the late legend at a private funeral Saturday.
A statement from Sharpton’s representative Tuesday said the funeral will include performances by celebrities, but those names were not announced.
James died last Friday at age 73 after battling leukemia and other ailments, including dementia. She was most famous for her classic “At Last,” but over her decades-long career, she became revered for her passionate singing voice.
The public viewing will be held in Inglewood and the funeral will be held in Gardena, both in the Los Angeles area.
The family is asking that any donations be sent to the Philadelphia-based Rhythm & Blues Foundation.
The viewing is scheduled for 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Manchester Chapel at Inglewood Cemetery Mortuary, 3801 W. Manchester Blvd.