PHOTOS : Aretha Franklin laid to rest As Stevie Wonder , Ariana Grande , Angie Stone and Many Others Perform At Her  Tribute Concert

PHOTOS : Aretha Franklin laid to rest As Stevie Wonder , Ariana Grande , Angie Stone and Many Others Perform At Her Tribute Concert

September 1, 2018 Off By Ifeanyi Okechukwu

Aretha Franklin has been laid to rest in a funeral attended by celebrities far and wide, including Stevie Wonder and Jennifer Hudson. The ‘Queen Of Soul’ died on August 16 aged 76 after a battle with pancreatic cancer, with her funeral taking place at Detroit’s Greater Grace Temple on Friday (August 31).

Ahead of the ceremony on Friday morning, Franklin’s open casket was placed at the front of the church, with the words ‘A Celebration Fit For The Queen’ projected on the walls.

 

Franklin’s body was dressed in gold and sequinned heels, with flower bouquets from close friends Barbra Streisand and Tony Bennett greeting those in attendance. Celebrities in attendance include Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan and Ariana Grande while Bill Clinton, Reverend Jesse Jackson and Smokey Robinson were among the speakers paying tribute.

 

 

 

 

 

Angie Stone

Angie Stone

 

 

Aretha Franklin_s grandchildren Jordan, Gracie and Victorie 1

Aretha Franklin_s grandchildren Jordan, Gracie and Victorie 1

 

Aretha Franklin_s grandchildren Jordan, Gracie and Victorie

Aretha Franklin_s grandchildren Jordan, Gracie and Victorie

 

Jennifer Lewis

Jennifer Lewis

Lisa McCall and dancers perform on stage 1

Lisa McCall and dancers perform on stage 1

Lisa McCall and dancers perform on stage

Lisa McCall and dancers perform on stage 1

 

Louis Farrakhan

Louis Farrakhan

 

Raheem DeVaughn

Raheem DeVaughn

 

 

Rodney Mcneir

Rodney Mcneir

 

singers perform on stage

singers perform on stage

 

Tasha Page Lockhart

Tasha Page Lockhart

 

Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry

 

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