A weeklong celebration of the life of the Queen of Soul ends today as Detroit and the world say a final goodbye to Aretha Franklin at Greater Grace Temple Church in Detroit, Michigan.
The Pentecostal Church holds 4,000 people and family friends and special guests including Former President Bill Clinton, Tyler Perry, Whoopi Goldberg and LeBron James filled the church to pay their respects to the legendary soul singer.
As previously reported, Franklins service will be over 5 hours long and is slated to include 28 performers and 17 musical tributes from Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, The Clark Sisters, Yolanda Adamsn and more.
Rev. Jesse Jackson, Minister Louis Farrakhan and Bishop T.D. Jakes were amongst the 11 clergy members on program to speak and eulogize Franklin who grew up singing in her father, Bishop C.L. Franklin’s Detroit based church.