A tribute concert, starring The Four Tops, Angie Stone and Regina Belle was also hosted on Thursday evening in her honour.
Friday's service is expected to last up to five hours, with Stevie Wonder, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Faith Hill, Shirley Caesar and Chaka Khan expected to be among the performers, while Former president Bill Clinton, Rev Jesse Jackson and Smokey Robinson will all speak.
Watch a livestream of the funeral below. "No, she used to perform for you".
"I'm so proud of you, I know you'll be watching me from the windows of heaven and I promise to carry our family legacy with pride", said Franklin's grandson Jordan, tearing up. "It was more like us supporting each other", she recalled of their rise to fame.
"It's better than Inauguration Day!" said Theresa Cranford, 62, a retired auto worker, in reference to Barack Obama's investiture. "Aretha never took orders from nobody but God".
She wore a shimmering gold dress, with sequined heels - the fourth outfit Franklin was clothed in during a week of events leading up to her funeral. "I have no words, so I will let the Queen say it!"
Aretha Franklin had admirers all over the world, but she made Detroit her home.
Pink Cadillacs - some having been driven across the country - parked en masse outside the church, expected to follow her cortege to the cemetery where she is to be buried alongside her father and siblings.
She was awarded America's highest civilian honor by President Bush in 2005. She hit every single note with precision!
Trump's awareness of those emails before they were dropped", Cohen told the Post , "there's a possibility that is the case". After suggesting to CNN last Wednesday that "Cohen was an observer and was a witness to Mr.
Ms Ward appeared to agree, replying: "I think they wanted to have a particular narrative that they hope is negative to me". There will be a service for McCain in Arizona this week, a Republican close to the McCain family told CNN.
But Hamilton said being a part of the home-going activities for a star of Franklin's magnitude has been quite different. Delana Kidd said she woke up Wednesday and knew she had to go to the museum. "That's why you've got this big turnout".
Morrison said his new cabinet will provide necessary stability to the government and bring fresh ideas to tackle big challenges. Josh Frydenberg was voted in as deputy leader by his colleagues and given the treasury portfolio on Friday.
She is said to have had a costume change each day, having started the week in a red dress and yesterday being seen in blue. Franklin lay in state in Detroit on Thursday, wearing a rose gold outfit and matching Christian Louboutin stilettos.
Speakers at Saturday's memorial service will include members of McCain's family as well as former presidents George W. The flag at the White House was at full-staff Monday, and no formal statement came from Trump beyond a brief tweet .
Friends and colleagues traveled to Arizona to bid McCainfarewell in the months since his cancer diagnosis in July 2017. Earlier he served as a USA representative 1983-1987. "As you go through life, you meet few truly great people".
You as an umpire take a decision on the chair, do you like it or don't you like it. "They can tell him from the chair". I think this was not his job. " I umpired thousands of matches I was ATP head of officiating I can't think of one ".
McCain was held in a prison camp where he said he was beaten every 2 or 3 hours by guards over the course of several days. The secretary of defence said the U.S. had "lost a man who steadfastly represented the best ideals of our country".
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Meanwhile, the deal raises questions about Savage's future with the Saints, even though his preseason numbers have been solid. The trade occurred one day shy of the two-year anniversary of Bridgewater's horrific knee injury with the Minnesota Vikings .
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In the wake of the cancelled trip, state media accused the U.S. of "double dealing" and "hatching a criminal plot". Immediately after the summit Mr Trump announced there was "no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea".
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California Governor Jerry Brown delivers his final state of the state address in Sacramento, California, U.S., January 25, 2018. She said there's not enough protection in the law to ensure it doesn't perpetuate racial bias in the criminal justice system.