I was in Atlanta waiting to be seated when I heard “Whitney is dead”. I immediately went online because I was thinking this is a joke. Another Twitter death, but it wasn’t. My idol, the woman I grew up and loved like I personally knew her, had died. My heart sank and I have been in disbelief ever since then. I watched her funeral this past Saturday and cried like a baby because I was hoping, praying that it wasn’t true. I wanted her alive, I wanted more music from her, but I was being selfish. God saw she was tired and called her to rest. Whitney while here on earth left a lasting impression. Yes she had her personal demons, who doesn’t. What some fail to forget is that she washuman and her flesh got weak just like the rest of us. Whitney was truly an angel. She inspired many and though she may not have wanted to, shared her ups and downs with us, the world. I pray that her soul is at peace and I pray that God gives her family, especially her daughter, the strength to continue on. Whitney accomplished so much in her life that her funeral was 4 hours long and her eulogy would need more than a paragraph. What will your eulogy say? And how will the world remember you? Rest in Paradise Whitney. Thank you Cissy for sharing your daughter with us and thank you God for blessing us with THE VOICE.
WHITNEY ELIZABETH HOUSTON
August 9 1963-February 11 2012