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The homegoing for the Queen of Soul with truly compare to no other.  It is currently slated to run for six and a half hours, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. local time at the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, Michigan, on Friday.  The church holds 4,000 and is expected to be filled from “Wall to Wall.”

Currently scheduled to pay tribute to the icon will be The Clark Sisters, Ariana Grande, Faith Hill, Chaka Khan, Jennifer Hudson and many more.

Slated as the Officiant will be Bishop Charles H. Ellis, III, pastor of Greater Grace Temple, along with the Rev. Robert Smith Jr., Pastor of New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, as Co-Officiant for the service.

BELOW is the Full Schedule for the Homegoing Service.

8:30-9:50 a.m. Viewing: Recorded Songs by Aretha

9:30-9:50 a.m. Musical Prelude: Aretha Franklin Orchestra

9:50-10:00 a.m. Lighting of Candles: Swanson Funeral Home, Inc.

(The seven candles at the head represent the seven stars, which are the angles. The seven candlesticks at the foot represent the seven churches. We feel that we are living in the days of Revelation. Rev. 1:20)

10:00-10:20 a.m. Processional: Clergy, Ministers and Family

10:20-10:25 a.m. Prayer of Comfort: Dr. E.L. Branch, Pastor, Third New Hope Church

10:25-10:40 a.m. Scripture of Comfort:

10:25 a.m. Old Testament: Bishop T.D. Jakes, Potter’s House, Dallas, TX

10:30 a.m. New Testament: Pastor Solomon Kinloch, Triumph Church

10:35 a.m. The 23rd Psalm: Bishop P.A. Brooks, Pastor, New St. Paul Tabernacle Church

10:40-10:45 a.m. Musical Tribute: Faith Hill

10:45-11:00 a.m. Remarks:

10:45 a.m. Mike Duggan, Mayor, City of Detroit

10:50 a.m. Brenda Jones, City Council President

10:55 a.m. Governor Rick Snyder, State of Michigan

11:00-11:05 a.m. Musical Tribute: Ariana Grande

11:05-11:10 a.m. Musical Tribute: The Clark Sisters

11:10am-11:15 a.m. Acknowledgments and Condolences: Barbara Sampson

11:15-11:20 a.m. Musical Tribute: The Williams Brothers & Vanessa Bell Armstrong

11:20-11:40 a.m. Family Reflections: Vaughn, Cristal, Victorie & Jordan Franklin

11:40-11:45 a.m. Family Musical Tribute: Edward Franklin

11:45-11:50 a.m. Obituary: Sabrina Owens

11:50-11:55 a.m. Musical Tribute: Alice McAllister Tillman

11:55-12:00 p.m Musical Tribute: Audrey DuBois Harris

12:00-12:15 p.m. Personal Remarks:

12:00 p.m. Eric Holder, Former U.S. Attorney General

12:05 p.m. Former President, William (Bill) Jefferson Clinton

12:15-12:19 p.m. Musical Tribute: Pastor Shirley Caesar and Tasha Cobbs-Leonard

12:19-12:36 p.m. Personal Reflections:

12:19 p.m. Greg Mathis, Retired Judge, 36th District Court, Detroit, MI

12:23 p.m. Brenda Lawrence, State Representative, 14th Congressional District

12:27 p.m. Rev. Donald L. Parsons, Logos Assembly Church, Chicago, IL

12:31 p.m. Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder, National Action Network

12:36-12:41 p.m. Musical Tribute: Chaka Khan

12:41-12:51 p.m. Musical Tribute: Ron Isley

12:51 p.m. Rev. Jesse Jackson, Founder/President Rainbow P.U.S.H. Coalition

1:00 p.m. Dr. William J. Barber, II, Pastor, Greenleaf Christian Church, Goldsborough N.C

1:05 p.m. Rev. James Holley, Retired Pastor, New Light Missionary Baptist Church

1:10-1:15 p.m. Musical Tribute: Fantasia Barrino-Taylor

1:15-1:30 p.m. Personal Reflections:

1:15 p.m. Tyler Perry

1:17 p.m. Cicely Tyson, Actress

1:20 p.m. Clive Davis, Chief Creative Officer, Sony Music

1:25 p.m. Smokey Robinson, Recording Artist

1:30-1:34 p.m. Musical Tribute: Bishop Paul Morton and Yolanda Adams

1:34-1:53 p.m. Personal Reflections:

1:34 p.m. Mildred Gaddis, Radio Personality

1:38 p.m. Isaiah Thomas, Former NBA Player, Detroit Pistons

1:42 p.m. Ron Moten, Personal Friend, Franchise Owner, McDonald’s Restaurants

1:48 p.m. Michael Eric Dyson, Professor of Sociology, Georgetown University

1:53-2:00 p.m. Musical Tribute: Bishop Marvin Sapp and the Aretha Franklin Celebration Choir

2:00-2:05 p.m. Sermonic Selection: Jennifer Hudson

2:05-2:35 p.m. Eulogy: Rev. Jasper Williams, Jr., Pastor, Salem Baptist Church, Atlanta GA

2:35-2:45 p.m. Musical Tribute: Stevie Wonder joined by National Artists

2:45-3:00 p.m. Committal and Recessional: Jennifer Holliday and the Aretha Franklin Celebration Choir

Franklin transition from this life to her Heavenly home on Aug. 16 from pancreatic cancer. She was 76.

May we continue to keep her family in prayer.

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