The legendary Clark Sisters were going through rehearsal when CBS News’ DeMarco Morgan caught up with them.
“She’s just had an original sound that nobody could really duplicate,” Dorinda Clark-Cole said.
The gospel group is set to perform at the funeral and considers Franklin a friend and inspiration.
“We will never forget the imprint that she has given to the world. I mean, does not matter what race, she’s connected us all and she brought us all together,” Clark-Cole said.
The funeral is expected to last more than eight hours, and the church is allowing the first 1,000 fans to come in. Franklin was dressed in her third outfit of the week – a rose gold gown – for her laston Thursday. Everyone is waiting to see if there is a final wardrobe change.