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01 September, 2018, 08:41 | Author: Austin Daniel
  • Pastor Charles Ellis speaks as he stands with singer Ariana Grande after she performed at the funeral service for Aretha Franklin at the Gre

Former US President Bill Clinton plays an Aretha Franklin song on his phone during Franklin's funeral at Greater Grace Temple on August 31, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan.

Sharpton received loud cheers when he criticized President Donald Trump for saying that the singer "worked for" him as he responded to her death.

The church's choir sang Franklin's "Say a Little Prayer" and her version of "Bridge Over Troubled Water" as mourners arrived. We sang at the White House, and she was so sweet, and she was so cute. The Queen of Soul publicly shared her pancreatic cancer diagnosis in late 2010 and fought with it for eight years.

Franklin was dressed in a different outfit for each of three days of public viewings, visited by thousands in her MI hometown.

"Aretha Franklin rocked the world of anyone who had the pleasure of hearing her voice, whether bringing people together through thrilling intersections of genres or advancing important causes through the power of song, Aretha's work reflected the very best of the American story", said the letter in part. "Even when we would fuss".

Franklin is expected to make her final journey in the same ivory 1940 Cadillac LaSalle used at the funerals of her father and of civil rights icon Rosa Parks.

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Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced at the funeral that the city would be naming Chene Park after Franklin.

Bishop Charles Ellis the third, pastor of Greater Grace Temple, told the Associated Press before the service: "It is my goal and my aim to ensure that people leave here with some kind of spiritual awakening.This is not a concert, this is not a show, this is not an awards production".

Of course, some get-down and lift-up need not be mutually exclusive.

Grande performed Franklin's hit "Natural Woman" - but her performance was overshadowed by a moment from Bill Clinton that has gone viral online.

"After all she gave to the world, I felt we needed to give her an appropriate send-off that would match her legacy", Owens said.

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