Even In Death, Aretha Franklin Isn’t Wearing The Same Outfit Twice

31 August, 2018, 17:17 | Author: Eloise Houston
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The Queen of Soul will be buried on Friday with 4,000 people expected at the church ceremony and thousands more to line the streets outside.

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"Aretha Franklin is awesome to me". The funeral service will take place on Friday at Greater Grace Temple in her hometown of Detroit.

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 auto in the lyrics and video.

The tribute is a nod to Franklin's funky '80s tune, Freeway of Love, which prominently featured the vehicle in the lyrics and video.

"There will be some laughing, some tears, some joy, some sorrow", Bishop Charles H. Ellis, III, pastor of Greater Grace Temple, who will serve as officiant for Frankin's funeral told ET earlier this week.

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Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson, Ron Isley, Ariana Grande and Yolanda Adams are among those slated to perform.

The service will reflect Franklin's strong gospel roots.

Another performer, gospel artist Marvin Sapp, expects "an eye-opening experience". But they would want us to celebrate their lives because they transitioned from this life to a better one'.

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. A new generation of singers like Grande who are inspired by the late Queen of Soul is just the beginning.

The Queen of Soul, who died on August 16 from pancreatic cancer at the age of 76, is being honored for more than six hours with 18 performers and more than 15 speakers.

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