Franklin died Saturday at age 76 after battling pancreatic cancer.
Aretha Franklin lies in her casket at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History during a public visitation in Detroit, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018.
At the end of the Delta Sigma Theta ceremony, Franklin's sorors filed past her polished bronze casket to say goodbye in a final act of sisterhood. May the Queen of Soul rest in eternal peace. The queen of soul's body arrived her hometown on August 27, in a vintage white Cadillac hearse to the African-American museum. At the time her family said in a statement: "It is with deep and profound sadness that we announce the passing of Aretha Louise Franklin, the Queen of Soul".
"I feel like I've known her all my life because I grew up with her music, my mom; my aunts; my sisters". Franklin is seen in a shiny, gold Promethean casket clad in a red lace dress with custom red stilettos by Christian Louboutin. She said they slept in the vehicle and then got in line around 4 a.m.
The traditional service saluted Franklin with words, scripture and songs.
Grande's representative said the singer met Franklin when they performed at the White House in 2014 for then President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. "I would want my daughter to know of the people like Aretha Franklin - to be able to listen to that voice. and hear that there is something special about it". "She loved the city of Detroit and the city of Detroit loved her". Other speakers include former President Bill Clinton, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Cicely Tyson and Smokey Robinson, reports USA Today.