Bill Clinton and Smokey Robinson to speak at Aretha Franklin's funeral


Plans are coming together for Aretha Franklin's funeral in Detroit. WW J's Vicki Thomas takes. A closer look former President Bill Clinton will speak at the Queen of souls, funeral next Friday Aretha Franklin sang at both of Clinton's inaugural celebrations also set to, speak longtime, friend smokey Robinson, former US. Attorney Eric Holder. Judge Greg Mathis Jesse Jackson Al Sharpton Bishop TD Jakes governor Rick Snyder, mayor Mike Duggan and the list goes on. Bishop Charles Alice the third is pastor of greater grace temple where the funeral. Will be held, and he says it'll be. A long service it is absolutely amazing the way. These things evolve but when you deal with people who, have been given much much has been required them and they have met those requirements, in terms Being so gracious to to to, be a public person trying to live a private life and to accommodate people You know these services you. Can't put them in a box and you can't put them in one hour he's gotta is, what it is, and so just how long I. Think it's going to be right up there with Rosa Parks his funeral service and. That was, about six hours I just don't see how you can you know this person is is just huge you know she's. Just somebody that the world loves and everybody wants to know this to know that here this debt and accommodate so it's going, to be, what, it's, going, to be, a, laundry list, of performers, will pay, tribute to the Queen of soul including shock Akon faith Hill's Stevie Wonder Jennifer Hudson Fantasia Yolanda Adams Shirley Caesar the. Clark sisters and Jennifer Hudson to name a few musical tributes from both gospel artists as well as secular artists all. Of the, songs will be gospel songs that that that that will be saying minute them in celebration of her of course her amazing grace album with James Cleveland back in the mid seventies that. That album zone I don't know how many million millions. And listen that album is still continuing right now to this day and, probably wanna, have, a, great, resurgence you, know, now that, the Queen, has made, a transition and he reminds everyone that the service is not open to the public it is private family and close. Friends and again they are continuing to evolve that list and and we're waiting to get the final list and once. We get, this we'll we'll see what happens Thanks four thousand real seats here agree resemble

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