Aretha Franklin’s funeral fit for a queen

by Dwayne Torres September 1, 2018, 0:38
Aretha Franklin’s funeral fit for a queen

In the clip below you can see Ariana grace the stage in a black dress and the second she starts her vocals, Bill can be seen grinning the whole way through her set.

She influenced generations of female singers from the late Whitney Houston to Beyonce, with unforgettable hits including "Respect" (1967), "Natural Woman" (1968) and "I Say a Little Prayer" (1968).

"Aretha Franklin, y'all", LaBelle said.

Her career spanned decades and she performed for presidents, royals, and the biggest names around the world.

"When word went out that Ms. Franklin passed, Trump said she used to work for me".

"This woman got us all here in these seats today, not because she had this breathtaking talent, which she did, not because she grew up.as at least a princess of soul. but because she lived with courage", Clinton said. An arrangement from singer Sam Moore included a card that read, "You know I always adored and loved you to bits and pieces".

Many in the pews ignored repeated calls of no phones permitted as people partook in taking selfies with attendees such as former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton as they filed in. "She's given us all so much to be proud of".

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Aretha died 2 weeks ago from pancreatic cancer.

Franklin's body has been lying in state at the Charles H Wright Museum of African American History over recent days, as thousands of fans gathered to pay their respects to the singer.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan spoke at the ceremony and announced that the city would be renaming Chene Park, where the music legend once performed, to Aretha Franklin Park.

"I do not plan anything (with) someone I love like that", Robinson, the Motown great, told The Associated Press.

"Thank you Lord for Aretha: She was strong in her spirit, pure in her heart, generous in her giving, sweet in her compassion, calm in her demeanour, gentle in her touch, powerful in her embrace".

Aretha Franklin is being laid to rest in Detroit, in a ceremony attended by legendary musicians and a former president.

The pastor said in statement: "It is my goal and my aim to ensure that people leave here with some kind of spiritual awakening. Death is a part of life".

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