Aretha Franklin will be laid to rest this August 31 in Detroit—but not before her many talented friends honor the beloved Queen of Soul’s life with an enchanting evening of performances.
Gospel singers Yolanda Adams, Marvin Sapp and Vanessa Bell Armstrong will also perform at Franklin’s private funeral, as will The Aretha Franklin Choir and the Aretha Franklin Celebration Choir.
Despite the tragic occasion, it will surely be an inspiring night of music, love and prayers.
RadarOnline.com readers know Stevie Wonder was one of the last people to see Franklin before her sad death on August 16.
At that time, Franklin’s heartbroken family had already begun preparing her funeral, as a source told Radar they did not believe the 76-year-old would make it, after years of battling cancer.
Aretha Franklin’s funeral will only be open to the icon’s close friends and family and will be held at Greater Grace Temple, according to AP.
She will be buried clutching a gold microphone and dressed in one of her trademark fur coats.
“It’s how she would have liked to have gone out,” a source close to the family told Radar.
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