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Aretha has returned home

Aretha has returned home

Aretha Franklin came from the church.

Greater Grace Pastor Charles Ellis III began by asking speakers and performers to do their best to stick to the five-minute spots allotted for majority. The missing voice was Aretha Franklin's.

Victorie Franklin took the stage to praise her "fierce" grandmother.

Thus far, however, there is no indication of discord among Franklin's family.

While not among the official list of performers, Robinson also sang a few bars from his ballad "Really Gonna Miss You", visibly moving some of Franklin's family members. Franklin's father, C. L. Franklin, was a prominent minister who organized one of the largest civil rights marches in Detroit. "Yes she was born into a musical culture... but she also worked for years, I mean years".

Judge Greg Mathis, one of Franklin's many friends who often talked politics with her, said that his last conversation with Franklin earlier this summer was about the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan, where government negligence has left residents living with lead-tainted water since 2014.

The mayor brought the crowd to its feet when he announced a plan to rename the popular Chene Park for Franklin. And there were gospel inflections in everything she sang, as one of the speakers, the Reverend Dr. William Barber, pointed out. She played a genuine role in my life similar to how my Grandmother was very dear to me.

It was supposed to be a day to celebrate the life and legacy of legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin.

Some heirs, like Franklin's son Clarence, may need more than others, and that can be a hard and touchy decision for a parent, Zwicker said.

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"She was blessed to have the powerful gift of singing, perhaps the most remarkable voice, and most unique, the world has ever heard".

The cause of death was confirmed to be advance pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type.

"She was born a princess, her family made her so, but it was through her talent, determination and care for others that she became a queen", said former US Attorney General Eric Holder, who was among dozens to deliver speeches.

"I've been wishing and hoping that I will wake up and that this is just a dream", she said.

Moore's arrangement included a card that read, "You know I always adored and loved you to bits and pieces". Franklin sang for Nelson Mandela in Detroit after he was released from prison.

Some did; former President Clinton was given extra time.

The public were able to view and pay their respects to the late star, who lay in state in the same museum which held civil rights activist Rosa Parks' viewing in 2005.

Former Presidents Barack Obama, a Democrat, and George W. Bush, a Republican, spoke about the six-term senator, at his request.

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