Aretha Franklin “Queen of Soul” Will Be Buried Aug. 31
By Sheri L. Stuart, Staff Writer
Organizers are said to be working on a musical tribute to honor the life and extraordinary musical talent that was Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul”. Franklin died at her home surrounded by family on Thursday, Aug. 16. Close family and close friends will say their final good-byes to Ms. Franklin in a private ceremony on Friday, Aug 31 at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit.
The following dates and locations have been announced for public viewings:
On Aug. 28 and 29, Franklin’s body will lie in repose at the Charles H. Wright Museum for African American History. The viewing will be open to the public.
There will be an additional day of viewing from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 30 at New Bethel Baptist Church
Franklin’s career spanned six decades. The 76-year-old music legend reportedly died of pancreatic cancer.