Aretha Franklin’s funeral on Friday, August 31st will be a day of special performances dedicated to the Queen of Soul. Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. spoke to “Get Up! Mornings with Erica Campbell” about giving the eulogy for Franklin and how honored he is. Williams and Franklin’s family grew up in the same neighborhood and they were friends for many years.
One thing many people didn’t know was that Franklin would call churches and pastors as well as help their ministries. Williams said, “No one knew she was a giving spirit.” People continue to ask Williams how he will eulogize Franklin and right now he doesn’t have any answers. He’s asking everyone just to pray for him as he prepares to deliver the message and let us in on a secret that Dottie Peoples will sing at the funeral.
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Fans Say Goodbye To Aretha Franklin: Photos And Video From The Queen Of Soul’s Public Viewing
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Aerial view shows line stretching around the block with fans and mourners waiting to pay their final respects to legendary singer Aretha Franklin, as her body lies in state at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit. https://t.co/Q2P8ldK04p pic.twitter.com/8AsBRYL7u7— ABC News (@ABC) August 28, 2018
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It is 3 a.m. and people are already lined up outside of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History in Midtown Detroit to see the body of Aretha Franklin. I guess that includes me. But I’m a journalist. I don’t clock in, I don’t clock out. pic.twitter.com/FYnjPFJEbR— Detroit Griot (@JustCallmeBHunt) August 28, 2018
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The body of #ArethaFranklin arrived at the Charles H. Wright Museum in #Detroit this morning in this 1936 LaSalle from Swanson Funeral Home for the first day of public visitation. @freep pic.twitter.com/XPnpkVkMD7— Kristen Shamus (@KristenShamus) August 28, 2018
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