Though fans weren’t permitted to attend Whitney Houston’s star-studded funeral last weekend, many locals still found a way to pay their respects and bid a final farewell to the late singer.

Houston was buried the day after her private ceremony in Newark at a cemetery in nearby Westfield.

According to the Associated Press, a mixture of locals and out-of-towners gathered along the route the motorcade took from the Newark funeral home to the cemetery and some ran alongside the hearse as it traveled to Houston’s gravesite. Houston was buried next to her father, who died in 2003.

While the cemetery remained opened to grieving fans the following day, authorities closed the site following a surge in vehicular traffic, according to USA Today.

Throughout the weekend, fans commemorated Houston’s life with homemade t-shirts, makeshift monuments and hordes of flowers and balloons. Some drew photos of the late singer and danced and sang her songs.

Stars including Alicia Keys, Tyler Perry, R. Kelly and Stevie Wonder attended Houston’s funeral on Feb. 18, but the singer’s ex-husband Bobby Brown made an appearance and quickly left.

He later released a statement citing an altercation with security as his reason for his early departure, according to CNN.

“My children and I were invited to the funeral of my ex-wife,” the statement read. “We were seated by security and then subsequently asked to move on three separate occasions. I fail to understand why security treated my family this way and continued to ask us and no one else to move. Security then prevented me from attempting to see my daughter Bobbi Kristina.”

“In light of the events, I gave a kiss to the casket of my ex-wife and departed as I refused to create a scene…I will continue to pay my respects to my ex-wife the best way I know how,” he said.

A cause of death still has not been determined for the 48-year-old singer.

She died on Feb. 11 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California just hours before she was scheduled to attend record executive Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy Awards party.

With many still reeling from the unexpected tragedy, auctioneers are selling off the singer’s items so fans can hold on to a piece of the singer forever.

According to Fox News, a collection of Houston’s belongings including a black velvet dress and a pair of earrings she wore in “The Bodyguard” will be sold to the highest bidder next month.