The loss of a child must must be the ultimate state of pain.
Whitney Houston’s mother, gospel singer Cissy Houston, 78, who spoke to her daughter just a half hour prior to her being pronounced dead, is absolutely devastated by the lost of her beloved daughter.
The gospel and soul singer, 78, breaks her silence about Whitney’s shocking passing and its aftermath in a TV interview with New Jersey-based My9’s 10 O’Clock News airing next Monday.
In the chat (conducted at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, NJ, where the “I Will Always Love You” singer’s funeral was held), Cissy admits her mourning process is far from over.
“I have my moments,” she admits. “I’m not there yet. I don’t think I’m any more courageous than anyone else. I am a true believer in God, if I could bring her back I would, but that’s not possible.”
But Cissy says she can’t hold herself responsible for her daughter’s demise in her later years. “I know I did the best I could,” she says. “I don’t blame myself. I know I did the best I could for everything.”
“My children are my whole life,” Cissy adds. “She was very special to me. . she was my only daughter, and a good one. Looked out for her family.”
“I’m very proud of my daughter,” says Cissy, who famously appeared in her daughter’s “Greatest Love of All” video. “She accomplished a whole lot in the short time that she had here …she was a very wonderful person.”
The full interview airs next Monday on My9’s 10 O’Clock News.
Whitney’s legacy will continue to live on. She is and will always be an icon.