Bobbi Kristina Brown's Friend on Her Final Days: 'I Played Her Mom's Music'

by Meredith B. Kile 5:04 PM PDT, July 28, 2015
Playing Bobbi Kristina Brown's Friend on Her Final Days: 'I Played Her Mom's Music'

After she was found unresponsive in her bathtub nearly six months ago, Bobbi Kristina Brown's family and friends kept a constant vigil. Many of them, like friend Wanda Shelley, were there when she died on July 26.

"We were a core team to make sure she was never alone," Wanda told ET of Bobbi Kristina’s last moments. "We were in hospice that day, reading to her, singing to her, doing things we would normally do."

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Wanda, who first became close to the Brown family while working as an executive producer on their reality show, Being Bobby Brown, was part of a tight-knit circle of people who helped attend to Bobbi Kristina from the beginning of her hospitalization.

She told ET that a typical day spent by Bobbi Kristina’s side would include reading from the Bible, playing music, and giving her leg rubs with coconut oil.

"I played her mom's music," Wanda said. "I feel like her mom has been there the whole time."

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Now, Wanda faces the worst kind of deja vu as she and Bobbi Kristina’s family prepare to lay her to rest by her mother, Whitney Houston, at a gravesite that she visited for an episode of the reality series.

"Honestly, that's pretty unimaginable to me," Wanda said of the devastating coincidence. "I keep asking myself, 'How'd we get here?'"

Wanda also expressed her condolences for Bobbi Kristina's grieving father, Bobby Brown.

"It’s definitely hard on Bobby," she said. "That's his daughter. My heart went out to him, he was crying for his daughter."

Bobbi Kristina’s funeral will be held on Saturday, Aug. 1, in the Atlanta area. On Monday, she will be laid to rest with her mother at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, New Jersey.

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