Detroit Free Press staff Published 12:52 p.m. UTC Sep 1, 2018 A weeklong celebration of the life of the Queen of Soul ends today as Detroit and the world say a final goodbye to Aretha Franklin. 8:50 p.m.: Aretha Franklin’s hearse has arrived at Woodlawn Cemetery. 8:48 p.m.: Terrell Brazier, a 32-year-old job coach from Detroit, watched the procession with his wife and their son. Brazier said he was amazed to watch the crowd swell before the Pink Cadillacs rolled by. He but most vividly remembers her from her performance in “Blues Brothers.” He grew up listening to her music, but that was the first time he’d seen her act. “That’s never left my mind,” he said. “It’s never left me.” 8:40 p.m.: The crowd lining the 7 Mile surged minutes after officers from the Detroit Police Department made their way down the road. Wendy Kyles, 63, a legal secretary from Detroit had her arms wrapped around her granddaughters as she waited for the procession to come by. She went to see Aretha Franklin at Cobo Center when she was 11 years-old with her older sister. “I just remember seeing her and her seeming larger than life,” she said. “She was electric.”… Read full this story
- Old-school eulogy at Aretha Franklin funeral ignites wrath
- Pink Cadillacs to line Detroit's streets in honor of Aretha Franklin
- Four Tops' 'Duke' Fakir recalls times, last talk with Aretha
- Louisville grants honor to native son Muhammad Ali
- Private, graveside service for George H.W Bush ends; 41st president laid to rest
- The Latest: Astros manager among crowd greeting Bush plane
Aretha Franklin funeral: Hearse carrying Aretha Franklin's body arrives at cemetery have 260 words, post on eu.freep.com at August 30, 2018. This is cached page on MMOR. If you want remove this page, please contact us.