Fans, friends and family continue to pay their respects to Aretha Franklin, as she is being laid to rest in her hometown of Detroit, Michigan. There was also gold material draped inside her "Queen of Soul"-inscribed casket, with an arrangement of blush pink and purple flowers lining the altar".
Aretha passed away at the age of 76 after battling pancreatic cancer.
Hundreds more queued outside New Bethel Baptist Church for a third day of public viewings.
According to the official program obtained by WDIV4, the funeral will begin at 9:30 a.m., and is scheduled to end at 3 p.m... though we wouldn't be surprised if it runs longer. "I think it's going to be a very jubilant service", Bishop Charles Ellis, the officiating pastor, said this week. "I don't think he'd come, but it would be appropriate if they did come".
Who's performing: An all-star lineup that includes Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, Fantasia, Shirley Caesar and many more will perform at Aretha Franklin's funeral on Friday morning. The tribute is a nod to Franklin's funky '80s tune, "Freeway of Love", which prominently featured the auto in the lyrics and video.
Dancing, excitedly taking selfies and filming parts of the concert on their cell phones, the evening was a chance for Detroit to celebrate the life and legacy of a towering figure regarded as local royalty.