Aretha Franklin passed away last week at the age of 76 and fans are coming out to pay their respect.
There will be a two-day public viewing for The Queen Of Soul at Detroit’s Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit. The singer has been dressed in a ruby red dress made of lace — with a full tulle skirt and chiffon overlay and is wearing matching Christian Louboutin 5-inch patent leather pumps according to Linda Swanson, executive vice president of Swanson Funeral Home.
“She is presented in a way that reflects her life and her legacy,” Swanson said. “She is, indeed, resplendent in repose, as a queen should be.”
She is resting in a solid bronze Promethean casket plated in 24-karat gold. The interior is finished with champagne velvet. “Queen of Soul,” and “Aretha Franklin,” are embroidered in the casket lining with gold metallic thread.
Her funeral will be held on Friday at Greater Grace Temple where performances include, Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, Faith Hill, Pastor Shirley Caesar and the Clark Sisters.