Aretha Franklin’s Fans Line Up To Say Goodbye

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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.

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“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.

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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.

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