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Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan spoke at the ceremony and announced that the city would be renaming Chene Park, where the music legend once performed, to Aretha Franklin Park.

Numerous biggest names in music, including countless gospel stars, are scheduled to perform during her homegoing.

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Ariana Grande and her fiance, Pete Davidson, walked arm-in-arm and chatted with dignitaries like Bill Clinton before the funeral for Aretha Franklin. She gave us pride, and she gave us a regal bar to reach. Gladys says they happened to be staying in the same hotel, and when they sat down to chat, she says.

"Thank you for Aretha: She was a bright and shining star, she was an image of hope larger than life, she was a soldier, a trouper, an encourager, a good and faithful servant".

Reverend Al Sharpton got a standing ovation when he took a jab at president Donald Trump during Aretha Franklin's funeral on Friday. And while no one could claim Hill's rendition of "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" (which Hill has performed many times before) wasn't passionate and honest, it seemed nerves got the better of her Friday. "She worked for us". Aretha took orders from no one but God, ' he added.

The palace's famous changing of the guard took place just before Franklin's funeral was set to begin in the US - and the Band of the Welsh Guards, which provides music during the ceremony, took the moment to honor her. She was a civil rights activist when it wasn't popular.

He said, however, that it was a shame that the lines to mourn famous people are long, but lines to vote are so short, lamenting that Trump won MI by so few votes.

"Aretha was my baby", Robinson said.

She received a standing ovation for her powerful performance of Franklin's 1967 hit (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, which was written by Carole King.

Franklin had continued to tour and record intermittently through her final year.

"I figured out, I think, that the secret of her greatness was she took this massive talent and this flawless culture that raised her and made a decision to be the composer of her own life song", Clinton said.

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

"I was like a grade school kid", Clinton said. "I wonder what my friend's got on today", he joked. "I wanna see what the girl is carrying out". "It's the key to freedom!" Our thoughts go out to President Clinton, and the rest of the Queen of Soul's friends, family, and admirers. Tributes from Mr Bush and Mr Obama were read aloud.

"She's healthy. Someone must have misinterpreted", said Delgado.

"She understood how to wield power without raising her voice".

She was carried in a gleaning casket plated in 24-karat gold. Mourners have visited the legendary singer at several public viewings this week, including at a Detroit church where her father was a pastor. Hill urged the large crowd gathered at the Greater Grace Temple to pay their respects.

He revealed that both he and his wife, Hillary Clinton were "groupies" of Franklin during their own college years and ended his tribute by playing Franklin's song, "Think", on his iPhone.

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