Donald Elley of Bellingen:

It’s a shame about Whitney Houston, her decline over many years and the circumstances of her death.

Without the Help and the Grace of God, many go that way – drugs, alcohol and addictions.

Whitney was brought up in the church and maintained her faith and her links with the church, particularly the African-American church.

It shows the importance of faith in God, repentance, Bible study, prayer and going to church.

Her husband Bobby Brown was a bad influence. And she couldn’t pull away from him.

Her daughter died a year after her mother in similar circumstances. She couldn’t cope with her mother’s passing and the rock-star lifestyle.