Aretha Franklin's casket moved from museum that hosted viewings

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Other acts include Faith Hill, who will sing "What a Friend We Have in Jesus", Stevie Wonder's rendition of "The Lords Prayer", and Fantasia Barrino, who will perform "Precious Lord". This is not a concert, this is not a show, this is not an awards production. Franklin's invitation-only funeral will be held Friday at the Greater Grace Temple.

More than 100 pink Cadillacs, a nod to her 1985 hit "Freeway of Love", will reportedly line up outside the church.

Of course, some get-down and lift-up need not be mutually exclusive. Among the gospel stars performing will be Marvin Sapp and Vanessa Bell Armstrong. "We really celebrate because we really recognize that those we call the dearly departed, they wouldn't want for us to cry and be sad and sorrowful". She said of the tune.

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Filmmaker Tyler Perry talks about his friend Aretha Franklin during a free tribute concert to the late Franklin at Chene Park in Detroit, Michigan, US.

Amid the sadness of these days, Robinson can find uplift - and believes Franklin's legacy is secure.

'There are some girls who haven't been born yet. who will be inspired by Aretha, ' he said.

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The 76-year-old singer, beloved by millions around the world, died of cancer on August 16, closing the curtain on a glittering six-decade career that made her one of America's most celebrated artists.

Aretha Franklin had admirers all over the world, but she made Detroit her home.

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