Funeral Preps Underway
Hometown memorial planned for Whitney Houston.
Funeral arrangements are being made for singer Whitney Houston.
Services are expected to take place later in the week in her hometown of Newark, New Jersey.
Houston's body was flown to New Jersey by private plane Monday evening and arrived at Teterboro Airport just before 11 p.m.
A police escort traveled with Houston's body to the Whigham Funeral Home, which is handling the arrangements, according to sources working with the family.
Houston was born in Newark and raised in East Orange. She got her start as a singer in the choir at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark.
Many said she never forgot her Jersey roots.
Her mother, Grammy award-winning gospel singer Cissy Houston, led the musical program at the 112-year-old church. Whitney's cousin, singer Dionne Warwick, also sang in its choir.
Mourners have been flocking to the church since the news of her death.