Cissy Houston (236465)
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Grammy-award winning singer Cissy Houston street dedicated in her honor in Newark.

Houston is the mother of later superstar singer Whitney Houston and grandmother of the late Bobbi Kristina Brown.

A ceremony is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Jan. 27 at New Hope Baptist Church. The event is being sponsored by Newark City Council Member Gayle Chaneyfield-Jenkins.

Born Emily Drinkard, Houston was born in Newark in 1933. She is a longtime member of New Hope Baptist Church where she began her singing career performing with her siblings in a gospel group called the The Drinkard Singers.