Final Goodbye: Houston Laid to Rest in Newark

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Following a star-studded "home-going" service filled moving testimonials from friends and family, R&B legend Whitney Houston was laid to rest in a private ceremony in Newark, N.J., Sunday.

Fans and onlookers gathered along the route to watch as Houston's hearse left the Newark funeral home for Westfield Cemetery about 20 miles away.

Houston was buried next to her father John Houston, who died in 2003.

Saturday, Houston's family and friends gathered at an invitation-only funeral to mourn her loss and celebrate her career.

Bishop T.D. Jakes was one of several who spoke at the service.

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"In moments like this, it feels like death has won," the famous evangelist said. "But the Bible says that love is stronger than death."

Kevin Costner, who co-starred with Houston in the 1992 film "The Bodyguard," also offered his own moving eulogy for the fallen pop star.

"You weren't just pretty. You were as beautiful as a woman could be," Costner said before the packed Newark Baptist church.

"Whitney, if you could hear me now, I would tell you: You weren't just good enough. You were great," he said.

At the end of the service, the singer's body was carried out of the church in a silver-and-gold casket to the strains of her biggest hit "I Will Always Love You."

Houston died Feb. 11 at a hotel in Los Angeles. Her cause of death has not been determined.

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