Watch the livestream of Aretha Franklin's funeral celebration

31 August, 2018, 17:16 | Author: Valerie Santiago
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The iconic singer, who died earlier this month of pancreatic cancer at 76, received almost every major award one could receive during her lifetime.

Greater Grace's Bishop Charles Ellis III says he wants all - even the famous - to leave with a "spiritual awakening".

Aretha Franklin's funeral is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. with a processional.

Some of the meticulous details planned for the funeral include lining the streets of Detroit with pink Cadillacs, honoring both her hometown as well as her 1985 chart-topping hit by the same name. That's a nod to her funky '80s tune of the same name that prominently featured the auto in the lyrics and video.

TMZ caught up with Chaka Khan at the airport as she prepares to depart for Detroit to perform at Aretha Franklin's funeral. "I don't think he'd come, but it would be appropriate if they did come".

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Thursday, a tribute concert took place nearby at Chene Park Amphitheater with The Four Tops, Gladys Knight and more performing for fans.

The street outside Greater Grace will be lined with pink Cadillacs - a nod to Franklin's funky '80s tune, 'Freeway of Love, ' which prominently featured the vehicle in the lyrics and video. She will be buried in Woodland Cemetery alongside her father and siblings.

The world lost a queen and a bit of its soul with the passing of Aretha Franklin.

"I think she's wonderful and I know that the spirit of God that's in her is what brought all of us here".

Earlier in the week, CNN reported that a niece of Aretha's showed up with burgers, water and t-shirts for fans queuing to see the Queen Of Soul.

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