Aretha Franklin's casket arrives ahead of funeral

31 August, 2018, 17:17 | Author: Ethel Goodwin
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The iconic singer, who died earlier this month of pancreatic cancer at 76, received almost every major award one could receive during her lifetime.

Her invitation-only funeral is taking place at Greater Grace Temple, one of the largest and most famous churches in the city.

Franklin's funeral will begin at 10 a.m. and will be live-streamed online.

The funeral will start with music from the Aretha Franklin Orchestra, but also includes performances by Faith Hill, Ariana Grande, the Clark Sisters, Chaka Khan, Ron Isley, Fantasia, Jennifer Hudson, and Stevie Wonder. 16, at her home in Detroit.

Bishop Ellis said the service "may well exceed five hours".

Rev. Jesse Jackson, right, greets Franklin fans gathered outside of the New Bethel Baptist Church, the church once ministered by the singer's father, Rev. C.L. Franklin, on Thursday.




Aretha was said to have been dressed in a rose gold dress and gold sequinned heels for the final day, with huge bunches of flowers surrounding her and her gold casket. She'll then be laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Among those honouring Franklin Friday are about two dozen owners of Pink Cadillacs who arrived at the church early Friday.

"There are some girls who haven't been born yet. who will be inspired by Aretha", he said.

The world lost a queen and a bit of its soul with the passing of Aretha Franklin.

This celebration will end a week-long tribute to the singer, which included droves of fans descending on Detroit to see her lying in repose at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Filmmaker Tyler Perry talks about his friend Aretha Franklin during a free tribute concert to the late Franklin at Chene Park in Detroit, Michigan, US.

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