Aretha Franklin: Funeral and Memorial Events–Public Viewing

August 17, 2018–Representatives of Aretha Franklin announced the memorial plans for the late singer, which will take place over three separate days and two different locations.

Viewing will begin on August 28 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, Michigan. The public is welcome to attend starting at 9 a.m. and ending at 9 p.m., and the schedule and location repeat for the following day.

The funeral service will follow on August 31 at the Greater Grace Temple, and will be limited to Franklin’s family and friends.The legendary songstress will be buried alongside her father, Rev. C.L. Franklin; her brother Cecil Franklin; her sisters Carolyn Franklin and Erma Franklin; and her nephew, Thomas Garrett at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit.

The world-renowned “Queen of Soul” died on Thursday morning at age 76 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Three days prior, members of Franklin’s family told Detroit news outlet Local 4 that she was gravely ill.