Even In Death, Aretha Franklin Isn’t Wearing The Same Outfit Twice

Even In Death, Aretha Franklin Isn’t Wearing The Same Outfit Twice

In addition to the public viewings, fans can watch musical tributes to Franklin at Chene Park's riverfront amphitheater on Thursday evening, which will feature Gladys Knight, Johnny Gill, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Angie Stone, The Four Tops and Keith Washington.

"There will be some laughing, some tears, some joy, some sorrow", Bishop Charles H. Ellis, III, pastor of Greater Grace Temple, who will serve as officiant for Frankin's funeral told ET earlier this week. However, a public ceremony was supposed to start at 10 a.m. immediately afterward so that her devoted fans can participate, as well.

Other acts include Faith Hill, who will sing "What a Friend We Have in Jesus", Stevie Wonder's rendition of "The Lords Prayer", and Fantasia Barrino, who will perform "Precious Lord".

The service will reflect Franklin's strong gospel roots.

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Former president Bill Clinton is among those scheduled to speak, while Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama have sent a letter that will be read by Rev. Al Sharpton. Among the gospel stars performing will be Marvin Sapp and Vanessa Bell Armstrong.

Aretha was said to have been dressed in a rose gold dress and gold sequinned heels for the final day, with huge bunches of flowers surrounding her and her gold casket.

One notable couple who won't be in attendance?

Some of the meticulous details planned for the funeral include lining the streets of Detroit with pink Cadillacs, honoring both her hometown as well as her 1985 chart-topping hit by the same name. Woodlawn also is the final resting place for Parks and numerous Motor City's musical elite, including members of the Four Tops.

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