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Bobbi Kristina Brown's funeral sparks family drama

Tributes were paid to Whitney Houston at the funeral of her daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown on Saturday (01Aug15), as loved ones gathered for an intimate ceremony in Atlanta, Georgia that was marred by a family bust-up.

The 22-year-old, who died on 26 July (15) six months after she was found unresponsive in a bath tub at her home, was carried into the Saint James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta in a silver casket.


Her father Bobby Brown was joined by family and friends to mourn his only daughter with the pop legend Houston, and he led the emotional tributes during the service.


The funeral was organized by the tragic youngster's aunt Pat Houston, but editors at People.com report that during her speech she was heckled by another relative, who was then escorted out of the church.


The drama then continued when Alicia Etheredge, wife of Bobbi Kristina's father Bobby Brown, was rushed to hospital hours after the funeral suffering from a seizure, according to TMZ.com.


The intimate ceremony featured an order of service with a smiling photo of Bobbi Kristina along with the words, "I Also Will Always Love You, Love Daddy", in tribute to her mother's famous 1992 hit.


Donnie McClurkin's Stand was performed by a choir at Houston's 2012 memorial, and the same song and choir featured at Bobbi Kristina's. A photo of her mother was next to her casket during the service, while Monica and CeCe Winans - who also performed at Houston's memorial - sang one of her hits, Jesus Loves Me.


Several family members paid tribute to the tragic aspiring singer, including gospel star Cissy Houston, and director Tyler Perry. Her former boyfriend Nick Gordon, who is a person of interest in the police case surrounding Bobbi's death, was reportedly banned from attending.


Bobby Brown touched his daughter's casket as it was led out of the church to bagpipes playing Ava Maria. She will be laid to rest next to her mother in New Jersey on Monday (03Aug15).