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Cissy Houston's relationship with John Russell Houston, Jr. ended when one of them died on February 2, 2003. They had been engaged for 44.1 years. Cissy Houston is currently available.

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Cissy Houston

Music - Singer

Why Famous: Presenting Cissy Houston, album and Mother of Whitney Houston

Age: 84 (b. 9/30/1933)


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John Russell Houston, Jr.

Other - Other

Why Famous: Husband of Cissy Houston and Father of Whitney Houston

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Event Start Date Length
Dating n/a --
Engaged 1959 44.1 years
Deceased 2/2/2003 --
 Total44.1 years*

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Children of this Relationship

Name Born Age Gender Type
Whitney Elizabeth8/9/196348 yrs.*FemaleBiological

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Letter to Whitney Houston from Cissy: Dearest Whitney: The presence of God blessed our home with life, love, joy, and peace. You and your brothers were the center of divine love attracting God's richest blessings. You were a child of God. We had so much love in our home that was truly from on high. You always gave without expecting anything in return and our love was the force that multiplied these blessings higher and higher. I never told you that when you were born the Holy Spirit told me that you would not be with me long and I thank God for the beautiful flower he allowed me to raise and cherish for 48 years. God said it's time Nippy; your work is done. The other day on February 11th He came for you. But not without warning. For two months now I have been depressed, crying, lonesome and sad not knowing why.

Letter to Whitney (continued): On Saturday, before I found out about your transition, my doorbell rang. I went to answer it but there was no one there. It rang again and again, no one was there. I called the concierge to tell him someone was ringing my doorbell. He checked the cameras and told me that no one was there. You promised me you were coming to spend time with me after the Grammy's. I believe the spirits allowed you to come after all. How I love you nippy and how I miss you, your beautiful smile, your special little things you used to say to me and sometimes you'd call just to say "hi Mommie, I love you so much." I loved you so much more. I love you, I'll miss you, Thank you for being such a wonderful daughter. Rest my baby girl in Peace; you're now in the arms of Jesus. Love, Mommie

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