Homegoing service for Aretha Franklin set for Aug. 31 at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit

Posted at 9:36 AM, Aug 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-20 20:40:31-04

UPDATE: A public viewing has been added to celebrate the life of soul singer Aretha Franklin, a family spokesperson said. 

The viewing is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 30 from noon to 4 p.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church, 8430 Linwood St. 


UPDATE: The homegoing celebration for the Queen of Soul will span Tuesday, August 28 through Friday, August 31.

The private funeral service for Aretha Franklin has been scheduled for Friday, August 31 at 10 a.m. at Greater Grace in Detroit. The funeral is for family only.

Before the funeral service, a public viewing of Franklin's body in repose will be held Aug. 28 and 29 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Midtown. The viewing is set to run 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day.

On Thursday, August 30, a concert will be held in Franklin's honor. The location is yet to be determined.

Franklin will be entombed at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit, along with her father Rev. C.L. Franklin; sisters Carolyn Franklin and Erma Franklin; brother Cecil Franklin; and nephew Thomas Garrett.


The celebration of life for Aretha Franklin will span several days in Detroit, 7 Action News has learned. The homegoing celebration for Franklin will take place at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit.

Franklin passed away on Thursday morning from advanced pancreatic cancer.