Public viewing, private services for Aretha Franklin
Public viewing and private services for Aretha Franklin have been announced.
The Queen of Soul will lie in state 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 28 and Aug. 29 at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, said publicist Gwendolyn Quinn. The museum is located at 315 E. Warren in Detroit.
A musical celebration is being planned for Aug. 30 (location has not been determined), and her funeral will be 10 a.m. Aug. 31 at Greater Grace Temple, 23500 West 7 Mile in Detroit, and will be limited to family and friends.
Franklin will be entombed at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit, along with her father, the Rev. C.L. Franklin; brother Cecil Franklin; sisters Carolyn Franklin and Erma Franklin; and nephew, Thomas Garrett.