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Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul,” died last Thursday morning at the age of 76 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Her music transcends age and race and the family wishes to afford everyone an opportunity to celebrate her. Celebration of Life services are as follows:

  • Aug. 28 and 29 — Franklin’s body will lie in repose at Charles H. Wright Museum for African American History. The viewing will be open to the public.
  • August 31, a private funeral will be held at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit and will only be for close family and friends.
  • Organizers are working on a musical tribute with major recording artists.
  • Franklin’s body is being held at Swanson Funeral Home in Detroit who is handling the arrangements.


Here locally you can record your condolences at Richmond Funeral Home. They are inviting the community and local guests to stop by 6717 Beatties Ford Rd. Charlotte, NC 28216 on Friday August 24, 2018 to sign a guest book from 2:30pm until 6:30pm The book will be sent to the Franklin family and presented by Mr.O’Neil Swanson, funeral director Swanson Funeral Home in Detroit, Michigan.

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