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CNN) -- A private funeral for pop superstar Whitney Houston will be held Saturday at her childhood church in New Jersey, according to the owner of the funeral home handling the arrangements.
The service will start at noon at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, said Carolyn Whigham of Whigham Funeral Home.
As with the private burial, the ceremony is open to invited guests only, Whigham said.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told reporters Tuesday that he planned to issue an executive order so that flags at government buildings throughout the late entertainer's native state would fly at half-staff all day Saturday.
A large crowd was on hand late Monday when Houston's body arrived at the funeral home, borne by a hearse and escorted by police after arriving at Teterboro Airport. Cissy Houston, the late singer's mother, was waiting inside, police said.
The body was flown from California to Newark on a private plane belonging to filmmaker Tyler Perry, according to a law enforcement source with knowledge of the situation.

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