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Seven miles of pink Cadillacs for Aretha


The Queen Of Soul’s gold plated casket arrives for the laying out

The funeral of the late Aretha Franklin, otherwise known as the Queen of Soul was held in her native city of Detroit on Friday 31st August.  It was quite an affair.  Missing were the Obamas as in Michelle and Barak who were performing other duties at the memorial service at the Capital in the United States for the late Senator John McCain.  The funeral was scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. but went into early hours of the evening.  It was quite a show including a 7 mile line up of pink Cadillacs in honour of song about Freeway of Love.  The full programme as published is laid out below.


The full program for Aretha Franklin’s funeral service on Friday, Aug. 31 has been released.

Local 4 plans to carry the funeral live on-air and on Coverage begins at 9 a.m.


Here’s a look at the full list of speakers and performers:


Related: Aretha Franklin funeral in Detroit on Aug. 31: What you need to know


9:30-9:50 a.m.: Musical Prelude: Aretha Franklin Orchestra


9:50-10:00 a.m.: Lighting of Candles: Swanson Funeral Home, Inc.


10:00-10:20 a.m.: Processional: Clergy, Ministers and Family


10:20-10:25 a.m.: Prayer of Comfort: Dr. E.L. Branch, Pastor, Third New Hope Church


10:25-10:40 a.m.: Scripture of Comfort:


10:25 a.m.: Old Testament: Bishop T.D. Jakes, Potter’s House, Dallas, TX


10:30 a.m.: New Testament: Pastor Solomon Kinloch, Triumph Church


10:35 a.m.: The Psalm: Bishop P.A. Brooks, Pastor, New St. Paul Tabernacle Church


10:40-10:45 a.m.: Musical Tribute: Aretha Franklin Celebration Choir


10:45-10:49 a.m. : Musical Tribute: Faith Hill


10:49-11:03 a.m. : Remarks:


10:49 a.m.: Brenda Jones, City Council President


10:51 a.m. : JoAnn Watson, Detroit City Council


10:53 a.m.: Mike Duggan, Mayor, City of Detroit


10:57 a.m.: Governor Rick Snyder, State of Michigan


11:03-11:08 a.m.: Musical Tribute: Ariana Grande


1108-11:13 a.m.: Musical Tribute: The Clark Sisters


11:13-11:18 a.m: Acknowledgements and Condolences: Barbara Sampson


11:18-11:23 a.m. : Musical Tribute: The Williams Brothers & Vanessa Bell Armstrong


11:23-11:40 a.m.: Family Reflections: Vaughn, Cristal, Victorie & Jordan Franklin


11:40-11:45 a.m.: Family Musical Tribute: Edward Franklin


11:45-11:50 a.m.: Obituary: Sabrina Owens


11:50-11:55 a.m.: Musical Tribute: Alice McAllister Tillman


11:55-12:00 p.m.: Musical Tribute: Audrey DuBois Harris


12:00-12:15 p.m. : Personal Remarks:


12:00 p.m.: Eric Holder, Former U.S. Attorney General


12:05 p.m.: Senator Gary Peters, State of Michigan


12:10 p.m.: Former President, William (Bill) Jefferson Clinton


12:15-12:19 p.m.: Musical Tribute: Pastor Shirley Caesar and Tasha Cobbs-Leonard


12:19-12:36 p.m.: Personal Reflections :


12:19 p.m.: Greg Mathis, Retired Judge, 36th District Court, Detroit, MI


12:23 p.m.: Brenda Lawrence, State Representative, 14th Congressional District


12:27 p.m.: Rev. Donald L. Parsons, Logos Assembly Church, Chicago, IL


12:31 p.m.: Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder, National Action Network


12:36-12:41 p.m.: Musical Tribute: Chaka Khan


12:41-12:51 p.m.: Musical Tribute: Ron Isley


12:51 p.m.: Rev. Jesse Jackson, Founder/President Rainbow P.U.S.H. Coalition


1:00 p.m.: Dr. William J. Barber, II, Pastor, Greenleaf Christian Church, Goldsborough N.C


1:05 p.m.: Rev. James Holley, Retired Pastor, New Light Missionary Baptist Church


1:10-1:15 p.m.: Musical Tribute: Fantasia Barrino-Taylor


1:15-1:30 p.m: Personal Reflections :


1:15 p.m. : Tyler Perry


1:17 p.m.: Cicely Tyson, Actress


1:20 p.m. : Clive Davis, Chief Creative Officer, Sony Music


1:25 p.m.: Smokey Robinson, Recording Artist


1:30-1:34 p.m. : Musical Tribute: Bishop Paul Morton and Yolanda Adams


1:34-1:53 p.m.: Personal Reflections :


1:34 p.m.: Mildred Gaddis, Radio Personality


1:38 p.m.: Isaiah Thomas, Former NBA Player, Detroit Pistons


1:42 p.m.: Ron Moten, Personal Friend, Franchise Owner, McDonald’s Restaurants


1:48 p.m.: Michael Eric Dyson, Professor of Sociology, Georgetown University


1:53-2:00 p.m.: Musical Tribute: Bishop Marvin Sapp and the Aretha Franklin Celebration Choir


2:00-2:05 p.m.: Sermonic Selection: Jennifer Hudson


2:05-2:35 p.m.: Eulogy: Rev. Jasper Williams, Jr., Pastor, Salem Baptist Church, Atlanta GA


2:35-2:45 p.m.: Musical Tribute: Stevie Wonder joined by National Artists


2:45-3:00 p.m.: Recessional: Jennifer Holliday and the Aretha Franklin Celebration Choir


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