Aretha Franklin’s Funeral Is Going To Be Epic - DETAILS HERE

Deanna Kelley
August 31, 2018

Aretha Franklin has been moved to the Bethel Baptist Church for the final day of the public viewing in Detroit - the church where she first began singing.

Aretha Franklin's funeral will take place in her hometown of Detroit on Friday at the Greater Grace Temple - the same church where Franklin sang at Rosa Parks' funeral in 2005.

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The singer, known as the Queen of Soul, died earlier this month of pancreatic cancer.

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She influenced generations of female singers from the late Whitney Houston to Beyonce, with unforgettable hits including "Respect" (1967), "Natural Woman" (1968) and "I Say a Little Prayer" (1968).

The street outside Greater Grace was filled Friday morning with pink Cadillacs - a nod to Franklin's funky '80s tune, "Freeway of Love", which prominently featured the vehicle in the lyrics and video. 'I love her. She was my longest friend'.

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

Aretha's body lied in repose at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit on August 27 and 28. There was also gold material draped inside her "Queen of Soul"-inscribed casket, with an arrangement of blush pink and purple flowers lining the altar".

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