Whitney Houston dead at 48 (WRDW-TV, February 11,2012)
NEWARK, N.J. -- Two people who have spoken with Whitney Houston's family say the singer's body will be taken home to New Jersey late Monday for a funeral to be held at week's end.
The two people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak for the family and funeral arrangements weren't complete.
The two say Houston's family has raised the possibility of holding a wake Thursday and funeral Friday at Newark's Prudential Center, which can seat about 18,000.
The 48-year-old pop star was found dead in her Los Angeles hotel Saturday.
The two people say funeral arrangements are being made by Newark's Whigham Funeral Home, which handled the 2003 funeral of Houston's father.
A woman at the funeral home says she can't comment.