Detroit's Greater Grace Temple was packed with her family and friends.
"I'd like to clarify that Aretha and I discussed both of us having cancer, mine was stage 1 breast cancer and hers was pancreatic", Knight began her statement (via Entertainment Tonight).
After the funeral Friday, Franklin's casket will be taken for burial at Detroit's Woodlawn Cemetery.
Though her records were played millions of times, she earned little in radio royalties from smashes like 1967's "Respect" because such payments go overwhelmingly to the song's author, not the performer.
"Aretha was on the battleground for 60 years", Jackson told the audience. She worked for me on numerous occasions.
She grew up in a Detroit church led by her father, gospel music in her bones.
"This woman got us all in these seats here today not because she had this breathtaking talent, which she did... but because she lived with courage - not without fear, but overcoming her fears". And there were gospel inflections in everything she sang, as one of the speakers, the Reverend Dr. William Barber, pointed out. "Throughout the pain, she gave us the joy and said "Let's make love great again", Wonder said.
One wrote: "I'm sorry you had to do through something uncomfortable like that!" It chronicles Aretha's life from when she was born and how the church on Hastings street, Detroit Michigan became the place where her career started.
Among those spotted at the service were Isiah Thomas, Tyler Perry, Whoopi Goldberg, the Rev. Al Sharpton, T.D. Jakes, Jennifer Holliday, Omarosa Manigault Newman, Rep. Maxine Waters and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. "Come where the dewdrops of mercy shine bright".
Some did; former President Clinton was given extra time. A biographer, Co-Author and ghost writer to many stars, Dave who had previously written the biography of Aretha Franklin", Aretha, From these roots "in 1999 now wrote an unauthorized version which he felt obliged to write because according to him there were gaps in the autobiography which he had helped Aretha Franklin write. The Rev. Jesse Jackson recalled Franklin raising money for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and urged attendees to honor her memory by registering to vote.
"She was about getting Angela Davis out of jail", Dyson noted.
Some people pointed out that the president's daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband and fellow adviser to the president Jared Kushner were in attendance.
TSIOULCAS: Robinson sang "Really Gonna Miss You" cappella, his voice sweetly piping out alone across the hushed church.
CORLEY: Aretha Franklin had a voice that stirred the soul and changed popular music forever.
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