Additional day of viewing added to Aretha Franklin funeral plans

Public viewing to be held from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 30

Aretha Franklin (WDIV)

DETROIT - An additional day of viewing has been added to Aretha Franklin's funeral plans.

Franklin, who was the undisputed Queen of Soul, died Thursday morning at the age of 76. She had pancreatic cancer.

At the time of her death, she was at home in Detroit surrounded by friends and family.

Her representative announced Friday that public visitation will be held at the Charles H. Wright Museum for African American History in Detroit on Aug. 28 and Aug. 29.

The funeral home announced there will be an additional day of viewing Aug. 30 from noon to 4 p.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church, located at 8430 Linwood Street in Detroit.

The funeral will be held Friday, Aug. 31 at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, located at 23500 West 7 Mile Road in Detroit.

The all-star lineup for Franklin's funeral includes Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Shirley Caesar and many more.

Here are the dates and plans:

  • On Aug. 28 and 29, Franklin's body will lie in repose at the Charles H. Wright Museum for African American History. The viewing will be open to the public.
  • There will be an additional day of viewing from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 30 at New Bethel Baptist Church
  • The funeral will be held at Greater Grace Temple and will only be for close family and friends.
  • Right now, Franklin's body is being held at Swanson Funeral Home in Detroit.
  • View all Aretha Franklin coverage here.

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