How to Watch Aretha Franklin’s Memorial Service Online

Sheila Mcguire
August 31, 2018

Details have emerged about Aretha Franklin's star-studded funeral, which is set for Friday.

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

Those selected to speak at the funeral include Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson, actress Cicely Tyson, record mogul Clive Davis, Michigan governor Rick Snyder, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, Rev. Jesse Jackson and former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

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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.

It was the final day of public viewings for the legendary 76-year-old, ahead of her private funeral on 31 August. "I think it's going to be a very jubilant service", Bishop Charles Ellis, the officiating pastor, said this week.

For Thursday's viewing at New Bethel Baptist Church, Franklin laid in repose in a lacy, rose gold gown by St. John's, styled with a pair of gold Christian Louboutin heels, while her gospel music played in the background. She sang at both of his inaugurations.

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.

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To be sure, the funeral at Detroit's Greater Grace Temple, which caps off a week of events that included high-profile public viewings and tribute concerts, comes with all-star speakers and performers. A pink Cadillac, as referenced in her song, "Freeway of Love", was on display outside the museum in tribute.

'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'.

The world will get one last time to bid the Queen of Soul farewell.

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