Aretha Franklin had admirers all over the world, but she made Detroit her home.
The 76-year-old singer, beloved by millions around the world, died of cancer on August 16, closing the curtain on a glittering six-decade career that made her one of America's most celebrated artists.
The lineup of performers will include Stevie Wonder and Jennifer Hudson, who both sang at Michael Jackson's funeral in 2009, along with Chaka Khan, Ariana Grande, Faith Hill, Ronald Isley, Yolanda Adams, Jennifer Holliday, Fantasia, a number of gospel singers and Franklin's son Edward.
Greater Grace Temple is calling on people with pink Cadillacs to line up before the funeral in an effort to create a "Freeway of Love" in tribute to Franklin.
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Her grandchildren spoke briefly, delivering heartfelt thanks on behalf of their family. "I think there will be some up hands clapping and feet dancing".
The concert followed three days of public viewings of her open, golden casket that drew thousands at her father's New Bethel Baptist Church, and the Charles H. Wright Museum for African-American History. 'We used to talk about that - we saw a lot of soldiers go'.
Thursday, a tribute concert took place nearby at Chene Park Amphitheater with The Four Tops, Gladys Knight and more performing for fans. She is said to have had a costume change each day, having started the week in a red dress and yesterday being seen in blue.