Sitting among the 300 mourners were Smith’s mother Virgie Arthur, who tried as recently as today to have her estranged daughter’s funeral in the Bahamas stopped in favor of a Texas burial, and photographer Larry Birkhead, who is battling Stern for custody of Smith’s surviving infant daughter.
After the ceremony, Smith’s pink-draped coffin with flowing pink ribbons was loaded back into a white hearse and driven to Lakeview Memorial Gardens & Mausoleum, where a 20-minute graveside service attended by about 30 intimates preceded her burial alongside her son Daniel, who died in September at age 20, three days after her daughter Dannielynn’s birth in the Bahamas.
Howard K Stern arrived in a dark suit with a pink ribbon on his lapel. Birkhead wore a dark suit and a pink tie. source
Anna’s mother arrived last after filing an emergency legal motion in the Bahamas courts trying to halt the burial. The motion was denied prior to the funeral’s 11:15 a.m. start. She entered with a stream of BOO’s.
Exclusive footage was shown on Entertainment tonight. From what I saw the only one of these three people that actually cared was Howard K Stern. I truly felt bad that Howard K Stern had to be polite to them on this day. I understand in court, but this was a time for the people Anna cared about. It was quite apparent how distraught Howard K. Stern was.
Why was Birkhead and the mother there? Anna hated both! The emotion Birkhead and the mother showed was completely fake! Her freaking mother was trying to stop what Anna wanted and Birkhead just wants his baby, so why did he go to the funeral?