Published: Sat, September 01, 2018
Culture | By Henry Herrera

Funeral being held for Aretha Franklin

Funeral being held for Aretha Franklin

Jackson said if anyone who leaves the funeral and isn't registered to vote "dishonors Aretha".

He said Franklin's life was a message to young people that they must work hard to achieve their dreams. The Aretha Franklin Choir and the Aretha Franklin Celebration Choir are also on the program.

However, other fans tweeted support, pointing out that even if Hill's performance wasn't note-perfect, it came from the heart, because she and Franklin were friends and the Franklin family clearly wanted her there.

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The line brought the majority of attendees at Greater Grace Temple to their feet for whoops and long applause, more than nearly any moment during a service that saw plenty of ovations for the many performances and speakers.

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"I love her and I respect who she was and who she is and all of those kinds of things", Knight added.

In a speech memorializing Franklin, the Rev. Al Sharpton recalled Franklin's activist side, noting she raised money for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and created "the soundtrack of the civil rights movement".

Franklin's body arrived, in a 1940 Cadillac LaSalle hearse, more than two hours before the service was scheduled to start. She sang at both of his inaugurations. Yet the Queen of Soul's final send-off certainly will encompass many elements, emotions and grand entrances that were hallmarks of her more than six decades on sacred and secular stages.

Robinson said he will just make it "personal", since he remained close with Franklin until the end.

Owens said Franklin loved fiercely and was the family's matriarch.

"Turman described being surrounded by the Queen Mother, Princess Diana and Prince Charles when all of a sudden Davis turned to one royal and stated: "'Queen Mother, you here in Britain, you have the queen, you have the prince, but we also have royalty in America.

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