The legendary singer died August 16 of pancreatic cancer at age 76.
Hours before the event, fans began lining up, jostling for position as police shuffled them around the streets surrounding the church. Franklin's burial site is at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit alongside her Baptist minister father C.L. Franklin.
The epic funeral unfolded on the same day as services for Arizona Sen. John McCain, whose funeral is Saturday. The McCain memorial, with its reverential silence and ramrod-straight honor guard, contrasted sharply with the joyous remembrance in Detroit.
Aretha's body has been on display in a gold coffin at the Charles H Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit for two days ahead of her funeral. He traced her life's journey and praised her as someone who "lived with courage, not without fear, but overcoming her fears".
The star gave her final performance last November at a gala in NY held in aid of the Elton John Aids Foundation.
Knight started off her career with the band "The Pips" in the 1950s.
He finished his tribute by playing Franklin's song Think from his mobile phone and into the microphone.
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Hundreds Queue To Pay Their Respects To Aretha Franklin The singer stayed silent for almost a full minute in front of a star-studded backdrop, before concluding, "We love you, Aretha". Swanson-she invited us in, and we all sat together and ate fried chicken", funeral director O'Neil Swanson II said.
Victorie said watching her perform was "the best feeling in the world".
ARETHA FRANKLIN ORCHESTRA: (Singing) Walk in the light. Franklin once filled in for Shirley Caesar when she was just 16 years old.
Franklin was dressed head to heel in red for her first public viewing on Tuesday, a nod to her membership in the sorority Delta Sigma Theta.
Music was in abundance, of course.
"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. "So now my longest friend has gone home", Robinson told the assembled mourners before he sang "Really Gonna Miss You" a cappella - his voice sweetly piping out alone across the hushed church.
"Music was the highlight of Franklin's epic funeral - Fantasia performed gospel song "Precious Lord, Take My Hand", while Ariana Grande, clad in a short black dress, delivered the 1967 hit "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman".
Gladys Knight does not have cancer. This is an important book about one of Aretha's more famous song writers and how she became well known not just by her voice but by the geniuses who wrote the songs she brought so amazingly to life.
The singer was surrounded by her loved ones when at the time of her death.
Greater Grace Temple has been the scene of the funerals of several prominent Detroiters, including civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks, former Detroit Mayor Coleman Young, and several Detroit police officers killed in the line of duty.
Some heirs, like Franklin's son Clarence, may need more than others, and that can be a hard and touchy decision for a parent, Zwicker said. She gave us a regal bar to reach. Author and Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson said that her advocacy and support stretched over decades.
The Rev. Jasper Wiliams Jr., pastor emeritus of Salem Bible Church in Atlanta, gave a fiery eulogy of almost 50 minutes that decried black-on-black violence and touched on challenges and responsibilities within the community.
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Fans queue en masse to pay respects to Aretha Franklin
The funeral will see the legendary artist's family and closest friends say goodbye to the singer in the private event. Franklin's dazzling music career included classic songs ( You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman and RESPECT .
Obamas praise Aretha Franklin as 'truly one of a kind'
Woodlawn also is the final resting place for Parks and numerous Motor City's musical elite, including members of the Four Tops. The vintage two-door, three-speed LaSalle made by Cadillac is the same vehicle used to carry the Rev.
Aretha Franklin's casket arrives ahead of funeral
Her invitation-only funeral is taking place at Greater Grace Temple, one of the largest and most famous churches in the city. That's a nod to her funky '80s tune of the same name that prominently featured the vehicle in the lyrics and video.
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