Jackson, who grew up as an adoring fan of the Queen of Soul, will travel to Detroit to pay her respects and to serve as a correspondent for the gospel-based media outlet The Word Network.
Fans outside Detroit's Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History have been talking about their memories of the Queen of Soul as they wait before dawn Tuesday for the start of public viewing. Franklin died August 16, of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76.
Franklin died earlier this month at the age of 76 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. "And she said, 'Hi, Denise, this is Aretha Franklin'".
"What we wanted to do is be reflective of the Queen", Ms Green said. "She has a handsome smile".
Howard said Franklin's niece, Chrystal, heard people were spending the night outside so she stopped by about 1 a.m. with some bottled water and White Castle hamburgers. The series of events includes tributes from famed musicians and political figures who knew Franklin well. "She touched so many people and it's just a blessing", he told the same network.
The streets outside are expected to be lined with pink Cadillac cars, in a tribute to Franklin's 1985 hit Freeway of Love.
Franklin had been a constant in Gibson's life. "She went through the back door so people who look like me could go through the front door".
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Latonya McIntrye, 43, of Las Vegas also flew in to pay her respects. He says Franklin's music gave him hope at a hard time in his life.
"It's unreal that I'm going to get to say goodbye to her now".
Denice Johnson said she respected the way Franklin stayed in touch with her roots.
Camille Howard came from Austin, Texas and stood third in line with her sister. "I love her. Aretha Franklin, she always gives back".
In her honor, the Music Hall plans to rename its Jazz Cafe "Aretha's Jazz Cafe", Paul said. "It turned into a four-day celebration of Aretha Franklin in the city of Detroit as it should be".
Sabrina Owens told The Associated Press on Tuesday the roses surrounding Franklin's gold-plated casket at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History reflect her love for the flower and her propensity to send arrangements "in grand fashion".
"Her music changed the lives of many and it's an honor to be here", said another who journeyed from Toledo, Ohio.