Watch Faith Hill Perform at Aretha Franklin's Funeral

01 September, 2018, 07:23 | Author: Miranda Cannon
  • Stars arrive for funeral of Aretha Franklin as hundreds of fans line the streets of Detroit to say goodbye

Holder wrapped up his remarks with, "Rest in peace, my queen".

The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has been honored at London's Buckingham Palace on the day of her funeral in Detroit. "And watching her on stage from a young age to the last performance I saw her at, I knew that performing was something I was born to do". He said they "talked all the time", the last just a couple weeks before she became too ill to speak.

A rousing gospel choir greeted attendees who took their seats in the pews as the processional began, and before long many were on their feet, singing and clapping along.

"Nothing sounded better to me than the way my grandma sings", she added.

"How you doing, baby?" she asked him.

Throughout the song, cameras panned to Bill Clinton, who appeared to know every word of the gospel song. Her voice touched millions around the globe during her lifetime, and her reach was apparent on Friday as her family and friends were joined by dozens of politicians, actors, musicians, religious leaders and more.

Famous guests Friday included Whoopi Goldberg, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Gladys Knight, Tony Bennett, Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, the Clark Sisters and US Rep. Maxine Waters.

Stars arrive for funeral of Aretha Franklin as hundreds of fans line the streets of Detroit to say goodbye
'Rooted in the black church'': Aretha Franklin's funeral returns to her gospel roots

Franklin grew up surrounded by civil rights activists and world-class musicians, including her father, famed pastor C.L. Franklin. "We really celebrate because we really recognize that those we call the dearly departed, they wouldn't want for us to cry and be sad and sorrowful. Long lines at the death of the icons and short lines for voting, something is missing", he noted. Singers include Steve Wonder, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Faith Hill and Chaka Khan.

Aretha Franklin's casket arrives for the viewing at the New Bethel Baptist Church on August 30, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan.

"She said, 'Boy, don't you have a copy machine?'" he recalled, prompting roars of laughter. "You better cash that check in!'" She was "gaunt" but went on to perform for 45 minutes. "She worked for us", said Sharpton.

Letters from formers presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama were also read at the service. John McCain on Saturday. "Aretha was indeed a true genius of American music". "In all of its hope and heart, its boldness and its unmistakable beauty", Sharpton read.

"In the example she set both as an artist and a citizen, Aretha embodied those most revered virtues of forgiveness and reconciliation", Obama wrote.

Former President Bill Clinton and other politicians shared personal experiences with the Queen.

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Grande, who was spotted inside the chapel with her fiance Pete Davidson, was also snapped taking selfies with Hillary Clinton and embracing the former presidential candidate.


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