Aretha Franklin's casket moved from museum that hosted viewings

Swanson Funeral’s 1940 La Salle hearse with the casket of singer Aretha Franklin leaves the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on Tuesday. The ivory hearse carried Rosa Parks in 2005. Franklin died Aug. 16 and will be laid to rest on Fr

Among those offering words will be former President Bill Clinton, Jackson and Franklin's friend since childhood, Smokey Robinson.

"The display is being organized by Crisette Ellis, whose husband, Bishop Charles H. Ellis III, serves as pastor at the Greater Grace Temple, where the funeral will be held", the report noted.

Franklin was dressed in her third outfit of the week, a rose gold gown, for her final public viewing on Thursday.

After the Queen of Soul passed away, Trump made a brief public statement about her saying that "she worked for me on numerous occasions, the was terrific".

Programme covers showed a young Franklin, with a slight smile and sunglasses perched on her nose, and the caption "A Celebration Fit For The Queen".

Aretha Franklin will be laid to rest today. "She worked for us".

Final farewell to Aretha Franklin
TMZ caught up with Chaka Khan at the airport as she prepares to depart for Detroit to perform at Aretha Franklin's funeral . Owens told CNN the funeral service itself will pay homage to Franklin's gospel roots and her love of church.

Manchester United Fans Are Split on the Team’s New Pink Away Jersey
But Hazard looks set to stay at Chelsea this season and has featured in their opening two Premier League games. The Blues have opened their campaign with three straight wins and are joint top.

Tottenham Hotspur embarrass Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford
Manchester United haven't won the Premier League title since 2013 under Ferguson. "We'll improve, we'll keep working hard". After the goal we had the high press, we were playing it quicker, moving in behind and punished them when we needed to.

While attendees found their seats at the Greater Grace Temple, the Aretha Franklin Orchestra performed a medley featuring I Say a Little Prayer, Angel and other songs she was known for, along with gospel numbers I Love the Lord and Walk in the Light.

"Even though you knew over the last couple of months that she was sick and you knew this day was coming and you thought you would be prepared for it - but now that it's here it really is overwhelming", he said.

Franklin, 76, died August 16 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Aretha Franklin's funeral will also pay tribute to her impact on the world of music, with performances from Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, and Ariana Grande. The tribute was a nod to Franklin's 1985 hit "Freeway of Love" in which she sang, "We goin' ridin' on the freeway of love in my pink Cadillac".

"There are some girls who haven't been born yet. who will be inspired by Aretha", he said. "Death is a part of life". 'We used to talk about that - we saw a lot of soldiers go'.

After the long line of fans finished paying their respects to Franklin Tuesday night, members of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, of which Franklin was an honorary member, honored her with an Omega Omega ceremony, a final rite given to deceased members.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Xbox to Launch Subscription with Console, Xbox Live and Game Pass
Aug 31, 2018 - 22:01
You may remember the Xbox 360 with Kinect bundle , which cost $99 but required a $15 per month subscription for two years. It is interesting that this is a Microsoft special but is being financed through a Dell Preferred Account .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top India vs England: Jasprit Bumrah-led pace attack rattles hosts in Southampton
Aug 30, 2018 - 22:43
Virat Kohli's men won emphatically in the third Test at Trent Bridge, pulling one back in the five-match series to make it 2-1. Notably Virat Kohli did not play with same playing XI so far in his captaincy.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Apple Watch Series 4 leaks online weeks ahead of Apple's fall event
Aug 30, 2018 - 22:41
Apple will make things official on September 12 , so stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to the event. Apple's clever 3D Touch feature has seen mixed success since its introduction in 2015 with the iPhone 6s.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Heart-Wrenching Photos From Inside John McCain's Private Memorial Service in Arizona
Aug 30, 2018 - 21:19
Senator John McCain , cries over the casket during a memorial service at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix on Wednesday. McCain in turn criticized Trump's policies, including matters of national security , healthcare , and immigration .

Google products in India are gaining support for more languages
Aug 29, 2018 - 07:37
Google Go users will now be able to listen to web pages in 28 languages including Hindi, Bengali, Malayalam, Marathi and Tamil. At the end of July, Google announced some new features coming to various apps in its suite of Android Go products.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Russia’s military warns of possible chemical attack in Syria
Aug 29, 2018 - 06:56
A new report suggests the USA may be preparing to hit Syria if President Bashar Al Assad ever uses chemical weapons . Russian Federation and Iran, who back Assad, have also mediated cease-fires of their own.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top In Upset, Progressive Bests Dem Frontrunner In Florida Gov Primary
Aug 29, 2018 - 05:15
While Putnam was focused on a grassroots campaign, DeSantis was an nearly nightly feature on Fox News, usually defending Trump. Affable and well-liked within the party, Putnam seemed like a good bet to secure the GOP nomination for governor this year.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Donald Trump claims Google is ‘hiding’ news about him
Aug 29, 2018 - 04:49
In a pair of tweets posted before 6 a.m., the president said the results included only "the viewing/reporting of Fake New Media". Other factors such as personal browsing history and how certain keywords appear on the page also affect how pages are ranked.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump welcomes president of Kenya to the White House
Aug 29, 2018 - 03:55
Uhuru also said he discussed security, especially the fight against terrorism, with Trump. First Lady Melania Trump said she was pleased to have hosted her Kenyan counterpart.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top U.S., Mexico Reach Trade 'Understanding' That Could Lead To NAFTA Overhaul
Aug 29, 2018 - 01:32
In May, the United States imposed steep tariffs on steel and aluminum from much of the world, including Mexico. Speaking about Canada, Mr Trump threatened to slap tariffs on Canadian cars if he does not get what he wants.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Barrasso Statement on John McCain
Aug 28, 2018 - 21:03
Glioblastoma is the same form of brain cancer that took away the life of another Senate and Democrat icon Ted Kennedy in 2009. Earlier this summer, McCain issued a blistering statement criticising Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Political analyst: McCain was 'example of how politics was at its best'
Aug 28, 2018 - 21:01
A funeral will be conducted at North Phoenix Baptist Church on Thursday with former Vice President Joe Biden speaking. On Sunday, a day after the senator and former prisoner of war succumbed to brain cancer, Gov.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Seeded Simona Halep makes history with first-round US Open loss
Aug 28, 2018 - 20:26
I knew that she can play well here. "I thought, 'I just have to be aggressive and try to stay calm, '" Kanepi said. Kanepi earned the first break when she launched a back-hand lob over Halep's head to jump out to a 2-1 lead.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump says US-Mexico trade deal could be imminent - worldwide
Aug 28, 2018 - 13:43
Negotiators from the United States and Mexico have reached a breakthrough on a key NAFTA sticking point. The Mexico-U.S. discussions have focused on crafting new rules for the automotive industry, which U.S.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top First Trailer, Launch Date Set For True Detective Season Three
Aug 27, 2018 - 23:45
Daniel Sackheim directs alongside Daniel Sackheim, with Green Room director Jeremy Saulnier having helmed the first two episodes. It's hard to make much of what we're seeing in this first look, which debuted ahead of the Sharp Objects season finale.