WOODBURY - Whitney Houston's ex-husband, Bobby Brown, is expected to attend her funeral Saturday, despite objections from members of the singer's family.

The funeral will be a private affair, by invitation only. It is expected to be held at New Hope Baptist Church in the singer's hometown of Newark, N.J.

Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) ordered flags in the state to be flown at half-staff Saturday in honor of the singer, who died over the weekend at age 48.