Aretha Franklin's casket arrives ahead of funeral

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Aretha Franklin's public memorial has officially come to a close.

Mourners got a glimpse of the "Queen of Soul" before her funeral Friday during an open casket viewing at the Greater Grace Temple.

Franklin, who died earlier this month at age 76, is being celebrated Friday in her hometown of Detroit, Michigan.

In addition, the service will feature several prominent speakers, including former president Bill Clinton, former US attorney general Eric Holder, pastor of The Potter's House Bishop T.D. Jakes and president of the Rainbow P.U.S.H.

And then there was Davidson arriving hand-in-hand with Grande, who wore a little black dress for the occasion.

The "Natural Woman" belter sparkled in a full-length gold dress and sequined heels for her final outfit - the fourth she's worn during a week of public viewings leading up to her funeral at Greater Grace Temple.

Aretha Franklin will be laid to rest on Friday, and those looking to watch a livestream of the Queen of Soul's funeral will be in luck.

Aretha Franklin funeral Ariana Grande Pete Davidson arrival
Aretha Franklin funeral Ariana Grande Pete Davidson arrival

Aretha Franklin's funeral will also pay tribute to her impact on the world of music, with performances from Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, and Ariana Grande.

Sharpton talked about Franklin's legendary history of not just singing but supporting civil rights, even sharing an anecdote about the time she wrote a check to support the National Action Network.

At home on both secular and sacred stages, Franklin's final service was heavily steeped in faith and gospel.

The pink Cadillacs were a reference to a Franklin hit from the 1980s, Freeway of Love.

Included in the choir was Dorinda Clark Cole of the Grammy-award winning Clark Sisters; Evelyn Turrentine Agee; Sandra Feva, who sang background for Franklin for many years; and recording artist and now-evangelist, Laura Lee. The Queen of Soul was a major influence for so many artists around the world, bringing her powerful voice to the playlists of so many throughout her career. She had 77 entries in the US Billboard Hot 100 and 20 No 1 singles on the R&B chart.

Owens said Franklin loved fiercely and was the family's matriarch.

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