Aretha Franklin's Funeral in Detroit

Aretha Franklin's Funeral in Detroit

Aretha Franklin's Funeral in Detroit

In the United Kingdom, the queen of soul was also honored on Friday at Buckingham Palace, where a military band played "Respect".

"Aretha Franklin's "Celebration of Life" ceremony has drawn artists from all walks of life to honor the Queen of Soul, including Ariana Grande, who performed "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" at the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit on Friday (Aug. 31).

One user even remarked that Grande looked more like she was going to an award show than a church.

The bishop then said that after seeing her perform he now owed her "a little bit of respect".

The casket was closed at the end of the lengthy processional after the singer's family and friends had said goodbye and as the choir sang, "Jesus, the Light of the World".

But it didn't matter who was or wasn't famous - everyone had come together to say their last goodbyes to a woman and an artist who had such a profound impact.

"Walk in the light", the choir members sang as the casket lid was lowered, "the attractive light".

Floral arrangements from such singers as Barbra Streisand and Tony Bennett and from the family of Otis Redding, whose "Respect" Franklin transformed and made her signature song, were set up in a hallway outside the sanctuary.

Who's performing: An all-star lineup that includes Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, Fantasia, Shirley Caesar and many more will perform at Aretha Franklin's funeral on Friday morning.

"I've been wishing and hoping that I will wake up and that this is just a dream", she said.

In addition, the service will feature several prominent speakers, including former president Bill Clinton, former USA attorney general Eric Holder, pastor of The Potter's House Bishop T.D. Jakes and president of the Rainbow P.U.S.H. Clive Davis, Smokey Robinson, Tyler Perry, Al Sharpton, Cicely Tyson, and Isaiah Thomas will speak, as well. Her niece, Sabrina Owens, will provide the obituary and Franklin's relatives-Vaughn, Cristal, Victorie and Jordan Franklin-will offer family reflections.

The funeral service will also be aired in its entirety on SiriusXM satellite radio's Channel 49, the soul-music station that's been temporarily dubbed "The Aretha Franklin Tribute Channel".

Following a public viewing on Thursday to accommodate members of Franklin's congregation, a tribute concert was planned for Thursday night at Detroit's Chene Park Amphitheatre.

Owens said Franklin loved fiercely and was the family's matriarch. "I know the world lost the 'Queen, ' but her sons lost their mother, her nieces and nephews lost their aunt".

Owens added, "It's going to be very hard after all this is over and people have all gone away".

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