Aretha Franklin Laid To Rest: J.Hud, Fantasia,
Aretha Franklin was not only sent off to heaven like the Queen of Soul that she is but she was treated as actual royalty. Thousands of people – including politicians, musicians, and Hollywood celebrities alike – gathered in Detroit’s Greater Grace Temple to honor the late singer. Here are the highlights of Aretha’s homegoing service.
Her hometown of Detroit saluted her by parading 100 pink Cadillac cars in honor of her song, “Freeway of Love.”
The Queen of Soul’s body was laid to rest in a glamorous gold casket, where she made several costume changes earlier in the week. She donned Louboutins at her wake and her funeral. Nothing but the best for the Queen!
The casket carrying the late singer #ArethaFranklin arrives at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History where she will lie in state for two days of public viewing in #Detroit on Tuesday. Hundreds of people lined up before dawn to pay their final respects to the #QueenofSoul, occasionally bursting into song. Read more through the link in our bio. . ? Mike Segar / @reuters
The stars flocked to Detroit, halting their busy schedules to pay their respects to Aretha.
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Tyler Perry says he grew up listening to his mother blast Aretha Franklin's songs on the radio, and was able to gauge his mother's mood that day by the songs she played. The actor and filmmaker described how his first conversation with Franklin went. https://t.co/Wp6KK8VMwq pic.twitter.com/WwgY6GLYPh
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There were several performers during the service, including but not limited to Fantasia, Chaka Khan, Jennifer Hudson, Yolanda Adams, and Stevie Wonder.
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A star-studded funeral celebration of Aretha Franklin’s life is underway in Detroit. Grammy award-winning R&B singer Chaka Khan pays a tribute to Franklin with gospel song, “I’m Going Up Yonder.” https://t.co/4GxUmoCHo7 pic.twitter.com/nTiHH0Ftkw
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Rest In Peace, Aretha Franklin.
Written by Miata Shanay