Watch live stream video and later see replay of Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin’s funeral service on Friday, August 31, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan at Greater Grace Temple. Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, and Shirley Caesar are among the musical performers at the memorial service ceremony honoring the life and legacy of the icon who died at age 76 on Thursday, August 16.
The ceremony starts at 10 a.m. EDT local time (GMT/UTC – 4); see it in real time via live streaming video below. Thereafter check back for the complete replay video, and photos.
You can watch live coverage in the embedded video player above — starting at 10 a.m. ET.
You can also watch at the official Web site of The Word Network: Click Here to Watch the Aretha Franklin Live Stream Video
The network will carry the entire funeral a.k.a. homegoing service ceremony — estimated to last several hours — uninterrupted. Additional live coverage online is available via the Detroit News Facebook Page. The Associated Press will also live stream the funeral in its entirety.
The funeral at Greater Grace Temple will begin at 10 a.m. ET local time (UTC/GMT – 5]); you can use the World Clock to determine the start time in your time zone on Friday, August 31 or Saturday, September, 1 accordingly.
Additionally, there will be live local television broadcast coverage in Detroit, Michigan. According to the Detroit News, local viewers can tune in on channels WJBK-TV (Channel 2), WDIV-TV (Channel 4) and WXYZ-TV (Channel 7). Additionally there may be limited coverage on major cable channels including CNN, Fox News and MSNBC.
Rev. Jasper Williams, Jr., pastor of Salem Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA will deliver the eulogy and is the funeral co-officiant along with Rev. Robert Smith, Jr., pastor of New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit. The speakers include Motown legend Smokey Robinson, legendary actress Cicely Tyson, Bishop T.D. Jakes, record mogul Clive Davis, former President Bill Clinton, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, Rev. Jesse Jackson and former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.
The lineup of musical performers includes Stevie Wonder, Shirley Caesar, Chaka Khan, Ronald Isley, Jennifer Hudson, Faith Hill, Ariana Grande, Fantasia and Yolanda Adams.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, August 28 and August 29, a public viewing for Aretha Franklin is being held at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History in Detroit. You can see the full schedule of events and get the details on how to obtain free tickets via the Detroit News.
You can see photos and some video from the first day of the public viewing below.
Top Photo: Aretha Franklin in 1968 via Wikipedia.
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