Whitney Houston 1963-2012

Paying Tribute to Whitney Houston

Famous friends, family and fans gather in Newark's New Hope Baptist Church to grieve the music legend at her home-going service


Rev. Jesse Jackson, a Houston family friend, makes his way to speak with the press before the service. "We feel such awesome pain," he said of Houston, whom he knew since her childhood. "I watched her grow up singing in the church choir under the leadership of Rev. [Charles] Thomas. Whitney was one of the outstanding voices of our time."