Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina Brown, CeCe Winans

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CeCe Winans is living up to the honor of being godmother to Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's daughter, Bobbi Kristina.

While Brown reportedly may be feuding with the Houston family, I'm told...

The celebrated gospel singer and longtime dear friend of Houston's has already promised to be "very involved" in 18-year-old Bobbi Kristina's life, a source says.

In fact, I'm told Winans, who lives in Nashville with her husband and their two children, has been praying regularly specifically for Bobbi Kristina.

Soon after learning of Houston's death, Winans issued a statement to E! News:

"I have no words to express how I feel. Whitney was not just a friend but a sister and I am going to miss her voice, her humor but mostly her friendship. She was undoubtedly one of the greatest singers of all time but she was also a great person. Please keep her family in prayer and the best way to honor her is to be reminded that tomorrow is not promised to any of us so love God and love each other."

She also tweeted, "I LOVED her SO much, but God loved her more. I pray she's resting in His arms!"

As I was the first to tell you, CeCe's brother, the Rev. Marvin Winans, will deliver Houston's eulogy at her funeral on Saturday in New Jersey.

The Winans are what real friends are all about.

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