The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, will receive a royal send next Friday in Detroit. Her funeral, that is certainly said could be as durable as four hours, has incredible get in line.
Former President Bill Clinton leads this list of speakers that includes Clive Davis, Smokey Robinson, Cicely Tyson, and Bishop TD Jakes. Aretha’s great friend Jesse Jackson is detailed and former US Attorney General Eric Holder, Al Sharpton, and top rated actress Cicely Tyson (who moreover is 91 years young).
Performers include Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Ronald Isley, Jennifer Hudson, Chaka Khan, Yolanda Adams, Jennifer Holliday, Shirley Caesar, as well as Clark Sisters, along with Aretha’s son, Eddie, who has a beautiful voice and is particularly a chip heli-copter flight old block.
A clutch of politicians, clergy, and prominent friends of Aretha’s may even make remarks including professor and TV personality Michael Eric Dyson. The Rev. Jasper Williams, Jr., Pastor of Salem Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA, will provide the eulogy.