Her attorney claims Franklin understood the importance of creating a will and trust, but seemingly never got around to creating one before her death.
Hours before the event, fans began lining up, jostling for position as police shuffled them around the streets surrounding the church.
"You're so special", he said, before crooning a few lines from his song "Really Gonna Miss You", with the line "really gonna be different without you".
CORLEY: There was a who's who with big names in music, sports and politics - The Clark Sisters, Ariana Grande, former basketball star Isiah Thomas and former President Bill Clinton.
The crowd grew louder, its ranks bolstered by the powerful voices of Gladys Knight, Jennifer Hudson, Chaka Khan, Shirley Caesar and Ariana Grande, who came to pay musical tribute to Franklin following her death on August 16 at age 76.
"She lived with courage - not without fear but overcoming her fears". Watching Aretha perform it and drive Obama to tears in a you tube video and watching King in the stands completely lose it as the song she sang is delivered with such greatness by Aretha King is what mesmerizing videos are made of.
Aretha's phenomenal career spanned five decades and saw her win 18 Grammy awards and sell more than 75 million records. He then played "Think" on his phone and held it up to the mic. "It's the key to freedom", he said. "We have the Duke of Ellington, the Count of Basie, and ladies and gentlemen, I bring you the Queen of Soul.' And that's how she was introduced here".
ANASTASIA TSIOULCAS, BYLINE: All kinds of musicians were at Detroit's Greater Grace Temple to pay tribute to a legend and the raw power of her music.
"Nothing sounded better to me than the way my grandma sings", Victorie Franklin said.
The cause of death was confirmed to be advance pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type. "Aretha never took orders from nobody but God". Franklin had ownership of the songs she wrote.
As Aretha Franklin's family members moved on from Friday's funeral in Detroit, they were left with the task of dividing up the Queen of Soul's assets, as she did not leave a will.
"I love her and I respect who she was and who she is and all of those kinds of things", Knight added.
"Ariana Grande baby that's not what you wear to a funeral", one user tweeted, with someone else comparing her outfit to "how you look when you come straight to church after being out at the club".
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Senior members of the Trump administration have been overtly critical of UNRWA, including national security adviser John Bolton. In Gaza, the group Hamas also condemned the USA move as a "grave escalation against the Palestinian people".
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Watch Faith Hill Perform at Aretha Franklin's Funeral
Jesse Jackson, Gladys Knight , Tony Bennett, Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson , the Clark Sisters and US Rep. Franklin grew up surrounded by civil rights activists and world-class musicians, including her father, famed pastor C.L.