CHICAGO—Whitney Houston's funeral on Saturday will be by invitation only but the service will be televised and streamed online.
Houston's death certificate was released yesterday and it listed her place of burial as Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, New Jersey where her father was laid to rest in 2003.
Gospel singer and pastor Marvin L. Winans, who officiated at Houston's and her ex-husband Bobby Brown's wedding in 1992, will deliver the eulogy.
Only about a dozen of celebrities are invited to attend the service including Chaka Khan, "L.A." Reid, singer Darlene Love and Houston's cousin Dionne Warwick.
The pop singer's godmother Aretha Franklin has been asked to sing at the funeral, according to Franklin's spokeswoman.
It is still unclear if Bobby Brown, Houston's ex-husband and father of their 18-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina, will attend the funeral.
No public memorial service has been planned.
In a new CNN report, it is claimed that Houston was seen ordering drinks at the bar at the Beverly Hilton Hotel before 10 a.m. on both Wednesday and Thursday mornings last week. Guests in the hotel had heard Houston complaining to the bartender about her drinks being 'watered down' or containing 'too much ice'.
Houston was found dead in a bathtub in her suite at the Beverly Hilton Hotel Saturday.
The cause of death is still unknown as the officials are waiting for the results of toxicology tests on Houston's body.
Houston was 48-years-old.