How to watch Aretha Franklin's funeral

How to watch Aretha Franklin's funeral

Rev. Al Sharpton took on President Trump's response to the passing of Aretha Franklin at the soul legend's funeral in Detroit on Friday. Franklin also sang at President Barack Obama's inauguration in 2009.

Greater Grace Temple is calling on people with pink Cadillacs to line up before the funeral in an effort to create a "Freeway of Love" in tribute to Franklin.

As announced last week by her longtime publicist, stars like Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, Faith Hill and Ariana Grande are among the lineup scheduled to perform at the ceremony and pay their respects to the one-of-a-kind artist. "She made important and lasting contributions to American music with her gospel-inspired style and distinctive voice", read a letter from W. and his wife. We sang at the White House, and she was so sweet, and she was so cute.

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"Aretha never took orders from nobody but God", Sharpton said.

Fantasia Barrino-Taylor performs at Aretha Franklin's funeral at Greater Grace Temple on August 31, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan.

Program covers showed a young Franklin, with a slight smile and sunglasses perched on her nose, and the caption "A Celebration Fit For The Queen". "Taking the stage at Detroit's Greater Grace Temple, Grande brought her A-game to a moving performance of "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman", a beloved hit from the Queen of Soul, who died earlier this month at age 76 after battling pancreatic cancer.

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She was voted the greatest singer of all time by Rolling Stone magazine. Since Franklin's death, Owens said a close group she described as "Aretha's angels" have "worked tirelessly" and have been guided by a single question: "What would Aretha want?"

The casket was carried to the church that also took Franklin's father, the renowned minister C.L. Franklin, and civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks to their final resting places at Woodlawn Cemetery, where the singer will join them.

Bush had previously awarded Franklin the Presidential Medal of Freedom - the highest civilian honor - in 2009.

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