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

Cristina Cross
August 31, 2018

The funeral of Aretha Franklin is set to take place in a few moments at the Greater Grace Temple church in Detroit and in true "Queen of Soul" style, it's a glamorous affair.

On Friday, the legendary singer will be laid to rest in Michigan's largest city, and the ceremony is going to be EPIC!

The funeral for the Queen of Soul is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. and is expected to last at least 5 hours. Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande are to lead musical tributes.

Among those offering words will be former President Bill Clinton, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Smokey Robinson.

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The star gave her final performance last November at a gala in NY held in aid of the Elton John Aids Foundation.

The 76-year-old singer, beloved by millions around the world, died of cancer on August 16, closing the curtain on a glittering six-decade career that made her one of America's most celebrated artists.

Franklin's casket has been carried by the same classic 1940 LaSalle hearse that that also carried her father, prominent minister C.L. Franklin, and civil rights icon Rosa Parks.

The street outside Greater Grace will be lined with pink Cadillacs - a nod to Franklin's funky '80s tune, 'Freeway of Love, ' which prominently featured the vehicle in the lyrics and video.

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

"Aretha Franklin is awesome to me". "I love her. She was my longest friend".

Earlier in the week, CNN reported that a niece of Aretha's showed up with burgers, water and t-shirts for fans queuing to see the Queen Of Soul.

Aretha's body lied in repose at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit on August 27 and 28.

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