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Funeral Arrangements For Detroit Singer, Aretha Franklin

Funeral arrangements have been announced for Aretha Franklin and the four-day farewell will take place in her hometown of Detroit, MI. 

The public viewing will take place on August 28th and 29th from 9 am to 9 pm at Detroit’s Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, followed by a musical tribute on Aug. 30 (location to be determined) and a private ceremony for friends and family on August 31st at Greater Grace Temple.

The Queen of Soul will be buried at Detroit's Woodlawn Cemetery alongside her father Rev. C.L. Franklin, brother Cecil Franklin, sisters Carolyn and Erma Franklin, and nephew Thomas ­Garrett

While the world has taken a huge loss in music, Detroit is taking efforts to make sure Aretha's legacy lasts for a lifetime.

Alexis Wiley, Chief of Staff for Mayor Mike Duggan, told Detroit News,

"The mayor I’m sure will do everything he can to ensure that her memory and her impact on Detroit and the world is recognized and respected for years to come. We are being respectful of the family and letting them take the lead.”

The Steve Harvey Morning Show sends our condolences to the family and friends of Aretha Franklin.


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