Whitney Houston
Part of a makeshift memorial for the late singer Whitney Houston is seen in Newark.

Whitney Houston will be buried next to her father at the Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, New Jersey, on Saturday, February 18.

Her father John Russell Houston Jr. was buried at the same cemetery in 2003. According to a TMZ report, the star had wished to be buried next to her father.

Up to 500 guests including Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, Clive Davis and Stevie Wonder are expected to attend the funeral services. Fans are already gathering at the funeral venue, laying wreaths and signing a condolence book.

Celebrities including Kevin Costner, Tyler Perry and Houston's mentor and record producer Clive Davis, are expected to deliver remembrance speeches on the occasion.

The private funeral services will be held at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark where Whitney sang as an 11-year-old with her mother Cissy.

Houston: "I Will Always Love You," singer was found dead at the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel on February 11.

The legendary singer is believed to be highly depended on prescription drugs and alcohol which is widely cited as the reason for her untimely death.

The investigations on the cause of the death are still going on while the toxicology reports are expected to take several weeks.