Funeral Arrangements for the Aretha Franklin

posted by Sherry Mackey - 

Rev. Jasper W. Williams, Jr., Senior Pastor of Salem Bible Church in Atlanta, GA  who eulogized her father will preach the Eulogy for the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin's funeral.

NEW YORK (AP) - Aretha Franklin's funeral will be held Aug. 31 in her hometown of Detroit.

The late singer's publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn, said Friday that the funeral, to be held at Greater Grace Temple, is limited to the Queen of Soul's family and friends.

Public viewings will take place Aug. 28-29 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Franklin will be entombed at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit, along with her father Rev. C.L. Franklin; sisters Carolyn Franklin and Erma Franklin; brother Cecil Franklin; and nephew Thomas Garrett.

Franklin died Thursday at her home in Detroit from pancreatic cancer. She was 76.

By MESFIN FEKADUAP Music Writer

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