Pat Houston said the theme for Bobbi Kristina Brown's funeral would be "the Sweet 16 she never had," and kept to her word, as seen in a newly-obtained photo of the family.
In this shot, snapped at a family gathering after Saturday's service at Alpharetta, Ga.'s St. James United Methodist Church for the late 22-year-old, relatives including Houston were seen singing and dancing, blowing off steam after the emotionally-taxing occasion.
The scene -- which included smiles and celebratory hand gestures -- unfolded after a six-month struggle for the family that began Jan. 31, after the only child of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown was found unconscious face-down in a bathtub.
The unusual mood at the reception followed an awkward incident at the funeral itself, in which the tension between Leolah Brown and Pat Houston exploded, with Brown calling out her rival both during the service and in a heated rant to reporters outside the house of worship.
"I told her that Whitney is going to haunt her from the grave," Leolah Brown said, adding that her move against Pat Houston is "just getting started."