Aretha Franklin Will Have Public Viewing, Private Family Funeral

Aretha Franklin
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Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul who passed away Thursday from pancreatic cancer, will have a public memorial viewing Aug. 28-29 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History in Detroit, followed by an Aug. 31 funeral.

The public viewing will be open from 9 AM to 9 PM daily. The private funeral is open only to¬†family members and invited guests. Interment will be at¬†Detroit’s Woodlawn Cemetery following the private funeral at Greater Grace Temple, according to her family.

The Greater Grace Temple, which has a 4,000-person capacity, has been the location of funerals for such notables as civil rights leader Rosa Parks and the Four Tops singer Levi Stubbs.


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