Fairview Rep: 'Cemetery Open Only to Lot Owners'

The East Broad Street cemetery has been closed to the public since late singer Whitney Houston's Sunday burial.

Whitney Houston fans hoping to pay their respects will have to wait a little longer. Fairview Cemetery, where the late pop star was laid to rest in a private service Sunday morning, remains closed to anyone other than lot owners, a spokesman for the cemetery said Wednesday morning.

The private cemetery, where Houston's father, John Russell Houston Jr. was buried in 2003, has admitted those with loved ones interred there but has kept all others outside the gated property.

When the cemetery will reopen to the public "has not been determined at this point," the spokesman said.

More than 100 fans lined up outside the 105-acre cemetery Sunday morning to say their goodbyes to Houston, who died on Feb. 11 at the age of 48.


JERSEY GIRL March 27, 2012 at 12:11 PM
What I dont get is, why did the Cemetary allow Mr.Houston to be buried there, so close to the fence and near other people. Why not suggest he be placed in a Vault? Now, people who legitimately have family in the same "row", are discouraged from visiting their loved ones, for Whitney is resting in peace in that vicinity. In their grief, couldnt someone have suggested to the Houston's that this wasnt the best place for her? I have a family in that same row, and all over that section of that cemetary and now I have to deal with the back gates being locked, being stopped at the gate and taking a tour throughout the cemetary to get to the back area. The cemetary is a public place and I totally understand that they are trying to discourage "gawkers" but this is becoming a total inconvienence to say the least.
Linda April 09, 2012 at 06:56 PM
I agree with you Jersey Girl! My opinion is that they turned this cemetary into a circus! I have relatives buried there and it pains me to think that I will get hassled if I go! So for now I will stay away from all that nonsence!
LuAnn April 10, 2012 at 02:51 PM
I was there on Easter and the cops were gone and it seems that Fairview has there own security car driving around. We were not stopped at all and my family is buried a few rows beyond the Houston site and we were left alone. I hope the craziness is over now.
JERSEY GIRL April 10, 2012 at 04:25 PM
What are they building in the area of her grave site? Are they building a structure over her grave?
SP-User April 10, 2012 at 09:31 PM
I go a couple of times a month. It is not a problem. If you have a reason to go, just drive up and say 'Hi." The officer seems to know what he was doing. A woman behind me was turned away because she could not think of who she was visiting. And the gates are closed because of the numb-skull traffic beaters who do not want to wait at the top of Gallows Hill road.


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