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Bobbi Kristina Brown relative in funeral rant as Houston-Brown feud continues

Published 01/08/2015 | 17:47

A hearse arrives at St. James United Methodist Church before funeral services for Bobbi Kristina Brown Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Alpharetta, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
A hearse arrives at St. James United Methodist Church before funeral services for Bobbi Kristina Brown Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Alpharetta, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
A police officer stands guard at the entrance to St. James United Methodist Church before funeral services for Bobbi Kristina Brown Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Alpharetta, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Singer Whitney Houston, left, and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown arrive at an event in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)
Singer Cissy Houston and her granddaughter Bobbi Kristina Brown attend the premiere party for "The Houstons On Our Own" at the Tribeca Grand hotel in New York (Photo by Donald Traill/Invision/AP, File)
Bobbi Kristina Brown's uncle Gary Houston arrives at the home in Alpharetta, Ga., on Monday, July 27, 2015 (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

A relative of Bobbi Kristina Brown has left a memorial service for the daughter of Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown to speak to reporters.

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Leolah Brown, the sister of Bobby Brown, walked out of the St James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta and 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 Houston.

"I told her that Whitney is going to haunt her from the grave," Leolah Brown told reporters outside the church.

She suggested that the feud between the Houstons and the Browns was far from over.

"It's just getting started," she said.

Bobbi Kristina (22) died on July 26, about six months after she was found unconscious in a bathtub at her home.

Her funeral took place today in Georgia.

Last night her family gathered for a wake, and today loved ones attended a service to celebrate her life.

The funeral was invitation only and closely guarded, with family members said to be concerned about photographs of the late star being leaked to press.

It took place at the Saint James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, with Bobby and singer Monica among the mourners.

Following days of speculation, Nick Gordon was not at the funeral.

He was raised as Bobbi Kristina’s brother by Whitney, who wasn’t his biological mother, and then began a relationship with Bobbi Kristina. At one point the pair claimed to have married, but it was confirmed nuptials hadn’t taken place after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub at the end of January.

Nick has been accused of abuse in a lawsuit filed by those handling Bobbi Kristina’s affairs. He had written a letter asking her family to allow him to attend today’s service.

It has been reported that the funeral had a Sweet 16 theme.

After the service, Bobbi Kristina’s body will be transported to New Jersey, where she will be buried next to Whitney in the Fairview Cemetery in Westfield. There will also be a memorial on Monday at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, which is where Whitney’s funeral took place following her death in February 2012.

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