Whitney Houston returns home

New Jersey mourns Whitney Houston

The body of Whitney Houston arrives at Whigham Funeral Home, in Newark, N.J., Monday. The 48-year-old pop star was found dead in the bathtub in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday, hours before she was supposed to appear at a pre-Grammy gala. (AP)

Tamika Solomon, left, of Newark listens to music by Whitney Houston as fans gather outside the Whigham Funeral Home, in Newark, N.J., Monday, Feb. 13, 2012. The 48-year-old pop star was found dead in the bathtub in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday, hours before she was supposed to appear at a pre-Grammy gala. (AP)

People view a makeshift memorial outside "The New Hope Baptist Church" in Newark, New Jersey. Singer Whitney Houston died on February 11, 2012 at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Houston's mother, Grammy-winning gospel singer Cissy Houston, led the music program at the church for many years. (GETTY/GALLO)

General atmosphere outisde the The Whitney E. Houston Academy in Newark, New Jersey. (GETTY/GALLO)

Carl Hamer, who claims to be a childhood friend of the singer Whitney Houston, holds a copy of the singer's debut album as he arrives for a visit to The Whitney E. Houston Academy of Creative and Performing Arts in East Orange, N.J. As a young girl, Houston attended what was known then as the Franklin School. Houston, who ruled as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, died Saturday, Feb. 11. She was 48. (AP)

A hearse believed to be carrying the body of pop singer Whitney Houston arrives at the Whigham funeral home in Newark, New Jersey. Houston's body arrived in her home state of New Jersey on Monday night, ahead of a funeral expected later this week for the pop superstar whose blockbuster career was often overshadowed by drug and alcohol abuse. (REUTERS)

A van believed to be carrying the body of pop singer Whitney Houston arrives at the Whigham funeral home in Newark, New Jersey.  Houston was found dead in the bathtub of her Beverly Hills hotel room on Saturday. (REUTERS)

A private jet thought to be carrying the body of Whitney Houston to New Jersey, taxis at Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles, California. Houston was found dead in the bathtub of her Beverly Hills hotel room on Saturday. (REUTERS)

Thirteen-year-old William James Collier of San Antonio, Texas tosses a lemon as he lays on the ground behind a makeshift memorial to singer Whitney Houston at a corner of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The memorial has flowers, notes, stuffed animals and photographs of Houston left by fans since her Houston's death at the hotel February 11. Houston was "underwater and apparently unconscious" when she was discovered in her hotel room bathtub, police said on Monday, as her body was reported to be heading home to New Jersey. (REUTERS)

Whitney Houston's body arrives at Whigham Funeral Home in Newark, New Jersey. (GETTY/GALLO)

Whitney Houston's body arrives at Whigham Funeral Home ahead of her funeral in New Jersey in Newark, New Jersey. (GETTY/GALLO)

Gown worn by Whitney Houston outisde the The Whitney E. Houston Academy in Newark, New Jersey. (GETTY/GALLO)

Cards and flowers are displayed at a makeshift memorial outside "The New Hope Baptist Church" in Newark, New Jersey. Singer Whitney Houston died on February 11, 2012 at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (GETTY/GALLO)

Cards and flowers are displayed at a makeshift memorial outside "The New Hope Baptist Church" in Newark, New Jersey. Singer Whitney Houston died on February 11, 2012 at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (GETTY/GALLO)

Stacey Bates, center, and Gregory Hanks put up balloons on a makeshift memorial for the late singer Whitney Houston outside of New Hope Baptist Church, in Newark, N.J. As a young girl, Houston sang in the choir at New Hope Baptist Church. Houston, who ruled as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, died Feb. 11. She was 48. (AP)

A T-shirt and a note left by a fan is pictured at a makeshift memorial to singer Whitney Houston at a corner of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The memorial has flowers, notes, stuffed animals and photographs of Houston left by fans since her death at the hotel February 11. Houston was "underwater and apparently unconscious" when she was discovered in her hotel room bathtub, police said on Monday, as her body was reported to be heading home to New Jersey. (REUTERS)

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