Aretha Franklin’s Homegoing Service Set For August 31

Funeral services for the legendary Aretha Franklin will take place August 31 in Detroit, for family and friends, and will be held at 10 a.m. at Greater Grace Temple, under the direction of Swanson Funeral Home.

Public viewings will be held August 28th and 29th from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.

Franklin will be entombed at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit, MI, along with her father, Rev. C.L. Franklin; brother Cecil Franklin; sisters Carolyn Franklin and Erma Franklin; and nephew, Thomas Garrett.


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