Aretha Franklin will be laid to rest in a private funeral for family and friends after a public viewing later this month in Detroit.
The public viewing will take place Tuesday, August 28 and Wednesday, August 29 at the city’s Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, with viewing hours spanning from 9am to 9pm on both days.
On the morning of August 31, Franklin’s family and friends will attend a private funeral service at Detroit’s Greater Grace Temple. Franklin will then be entombed at Detroit’s Woodlawn Cemetery alongside her late father Rev. C.L. Franklin, brother Cecil Franklin, sisters Carolyn Franklin and Erma Franklin and nephew Thomas Garrett.
Franklin passed away on Thursday, August 16 at the age of 76 following a battle with pancreatic cancer.
by RTTNews Staff Writer
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