On Saturday February 18th, Whitney Houston was honored, eulogized, and given the kind of funeral that a diva like her deserved.
Friends, family, collaborators, co-stars, music and film moguls, and religious leaders took the stage to share their memories, thoughts, tears, and songs about Whitney Houston – a woman who died far too young at the age of 48.
The entire funeral was televised, with the Houston family opting to share this tribute with the world. And it was moving, funny, sentimental, and a beautiful celebration of Whitney Houston’s life and work.
There was a full roster of guests who spoke, sang, and shared. In case you missed any of the funeral – or are just looking for a cliff notes version, here are 10 of the most powerful quotes in honor of Whitney.nggallery id=’123963′
"Whitney if you could hear me now, you weren't just good enough, you were great. People just don't like you Whitney, they love you." He broke down and had to compose himself for a while after saying, "Off you go Whitney, off you go." <P.
He went on to say:
"To you, Bobbi Kristina, and to all those young girls who are dreaming that dream, thinking that maybe they aren't good enough, I think Whitney would tell you, guard your bodies. And guard the precious miracle of your own life. Then sing your hearts out."
Plus check out Carolyn's great piece on Costner's speech right here.
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