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Here’s Aretha Franklin’s Funeral Schedule: Performers & Speakers



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The schedule for Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin‘s funeral service has been released.

The service will host a star-studded lineup of entertainers and dignitaries speaking and performing.

The service will include both songs of her own and religious hymns.

The funeral service will be held at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit and will start at 10 AM ET and it will also be streamed online as well as broadcast across TV stations in the U.S.

See agenda below:

Aretha Franklin Funeral Schedule: Performers & Songs Revealed

    • 9:30-9:50 a.m.: Musical Prelude: Aretha Franklin Orchestra: “Say a Little Prayer” / “Bridge Over Troubled Water” / “Angel”
    • 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, Potter’s House, Dallas
      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: “I Love the Lord” / “Total Praise”
    • 10:45-10:49 a.m.: Musical Tribute: Faith Hill: “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”
    • 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: “Natural Woman”
    • 1108-11:13 a.m.: Musical Tribute: The Clark Sisters: “Is My Living in Vain”
    • 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: “Precious Memories”
    • 11:23-11:40 a.m.: Family Reflections: Vaughn, Cristal Victorie and Jordan Franklin
    • 11:40-11:45 a.m.: Family Musical Tribute: Edward Franklin: “Mercy Mercy Me”
    • 11:45-11:50 a.m.: Obituary: Sabrina Owens
    • 11:50-11:55 a.m.: Musical Tribute: Alice McAllister Tillman: “Ave Maria”
    • 11:55-12:00 p.m.: Musical Tribute: Audrey DuBois Harris: “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
    • 12:00-12:15 p.m.: Personal Remarks
      12:00 p.m.: Eric Holder, Former U.S. Attorney General
      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: “How I Got Over”
    • 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: “Going Up Yonder”
    • 12:41-12:51 p.m.: Musical Tribute: Ron Isley: “His Eye on the Sparrow”
    • 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: “Precious Lord”
    • 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: “Mary Don’t You Weep”
    • 1:34-1:53 p.m.: Personal Reflections
      1:34 p.m.: Mildred Gaddis, Radio Personality
      1:38 p.m.: Isaiah Thomas, Former NBA Player, Detroit Pistons
      1:42 p.m.: Ron Moten, Personal Friend, Franchise Owner, McDonald’s 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: “Perfect Peace”
    • 2:00-2:05 p.m.: Sermonic Selection: Jennifer Hudson: “Amazing Grace”
    • 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: “The Lords Prayer” and “As”
    • 2:45-3:00 p.m.: Recessional: Jennifer Holliday and the Aretha Franklin Celebration Choir: “Climbing Higher Mountains”

Photo Credit: @phil_lewis_

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