Published on August 30th, 2018 | by Inspirations with Liz Black
Fantasia, Yolanda Adams, Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson Among performers set for Aretha Franklin’s funeral, Friday, August 31 at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit
Detroit, Michigan (August 28, 2018) — On Friday, August 31st the Music world will say good-bye to Aretha Franklin “The Queen of Soul.” The funeral is set to take place at 10 a.m. ET at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit with a limited guest list. Those scheduled to sing during the homecoming include Fantasia, Yolanda Adams, Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, Ronald Isley, Chaka Khan and Faith Hill.
Guest speakers include President Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson, Rev. Jesse Jackson and Clive Davis.
It has also been confirmed that Music producer Clive Davis is planning a tribute concert to honor the Queen of Soul. It is currently slated to take place in November at Madison Square Garden.
While the invited guest list is rather limited the world will still be watching. The Friday service will be made available for viewing on line, courtesy of the Associated Press and on several Detroit television stations including WJBK (Channel 2), WXYZ (Channel 7) and WDIV-TV (Channel 4.) Nationally, Fox News and CNN both plan to air portions of the service.
Public viewings will be held August 28 and 29 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.
The legendary soul singer died after a battle with pancreatic cancer on Thursday, August 16 at 9:50am. She was 76.