Watch Aretha Franklin’s Funeral Live Stream In Detroit

Fans, family, and friends will be able to pay their respects to the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin today, Friday, at 9:30 a.m. EST. The funeral will be live streamed from the Greater Grace Temple in her home city of Detroit.

Franklin died Aug.16 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Rest In Power, Aretha Franklin: The Queen Of Soul Has Transitioned

This morning, according to the Washington Post, it was reported that Aretha Franklin has passed away at the age of 76. Aretha Franklin’s music touches the soul so deeply and moves the spirit so completely, that it is impossible to envision her legacy as anything other than one of the most soulful singers the world has ever seen.

According to Yahoo her service will feature performances by Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, Chaka Khan, Fantasia, Yolanda Adams, Jennifer Holliday, Ron Isley, Faith Hill, and others, as well as speeches by Bill Clinton (who had Franklin sing at both of his presidential inaugurations), Smokey Robinson, Clive Davis, the Reverends Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, Cicely Tyson, Isiah Thomas, Tyler Perry, and many more.

Below is the full schedule of ceremony events to pay tribute to an icon.

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

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

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, Potters House, Dallas, TX
10:30 a.m.  New Testament: Pastor Solomon Kinloch, Triumph Church
10:35 a.m.  The Psalm: Bishop P.A. Brooks, Pastor, New St. Paul Tabernacle Church

10:40-10:45 a.m.  Musical Tribute: Aretha Franklin Celebration Choir

10:45-10:49 a.m.  Musical Tribute: Faith Hill

10:49-11:03 a.m.  Remarks:
10:49 a.m.  Brenda Jones, City Council President
10:51 a.m.  JoAnn Watson, Detroit City Council
10:53 a.m.  Mike Duggan, Mayor, City of Detroit
10:57 a.m.  Governor Rick Snyder, State of Michigan

11:03-11:08 a.m.  Musical Tribute: Ariana Grande

11:08-11:13 a.m.  Musical Tribute: The Clark Sisters

11:13-11:18 a.m.  Acknowledgements and Condolences: Barbara Sampson

11:18-11:23 a.m.  Musical Tribute: The Williams Brothers & Vanessa Bell Armstrong

11:23-11:40 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.  Senator Gary Peters, State of Michigan
12:10 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.  Isiah Thomas, Former NBA Player, Detroit Pistons
1:42 p.m.  Ron Moten, Personal Friend, Franchise Owner, McDonalds 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. Recessional: Jennifer Holliday and the Aretha Franklin Celebration Choir

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