Watch the livestream of Aretha Franklin's funeral celebration

Watch the livestream of Aretha Franklin's funeral celebration

Watch the livestream of Aretha Franklin's funeral celebration

The service will close with a performance from Jennifer Holliday and the Aretha Franklin Celebration Choir.

Mourners got a glimpse of the "Queen of Soul" before her funeral Friday during an open casket viewing at the Greater Grace Temple.

From a young age, Aretha Franklin rocked the world of anyone who had the pleasure of hearing her voice, whether bringing people together through thrilling intersections of genres or advancing important causes through the power of song.

Scheduled remarks from former President Bill Clinton, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and the Rev. Jesse Jackson signify Franklin's political and social influence.

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A lot of pink Cadillacs rolls in at Greater Grace Temple...

The former secretary of state was seen embracing and holding hands with the "God Is A Woman" singer as they exchanged words we only wish we were privy to.

Friday's funeral service will include tributes from Jennifer Hudson, Faith Hill, Ariana Grande and Stevie Wonder.

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Franklin's family members are also expected to take part in the service.

Officiating the funeral is Bishop Charles H. Ellis III, who grew up with Franklin's sons, according to CBS News. The Pink Cadillacs outside refer to a Franklin hit from the 1980s, "Freeway of Love".

Aretha Franklin is dressed in a sparkling full-length gold dress with sequined heels for her final outfit. She had 77 entries in the US Billboard Hot 100 and 20 No 1 singles on the R&B chart. "We were just cool all of our lives, and we stayed in contact, and we talked all the time up until she was no longer able to do that a few weeks ago".

"Aretha was my baby", Robinson said.

A processional of Franklin's family and other loved ones filled the aisles.

Franklin had continued to tour and record intermittently through her final year.

While most of the funeral plans have been for public benefit as of yet, Owens said Friday's funeral is more a chance for Franklin's family to grieve privately.

Clinton and the Queen of Soul were longtime friends.

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Also slated to perform are Ron Isley , Chaka Khan , Yolanda Adams , Jennifer Holliday and Aretha Franklin's son, Edward Franklin . Ellis, III , pastor of Greater Grace Temple, who will serve as officiant for Frankin's funeral told ET earlier this week.

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