Franklin Funeral Bishop Apologizes To GrandeBishop Charles H. Ellis III led Franklin's funeral and awkwardly greeted Grande on stage after she performed "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman."
Aretha's Lack Of A Will Could Make Things Rocky For HeirsAmong Franklin's more tangible assets are several pieces of property in the Detroit area that according to tax assessors' estimates are worth at least $2 million.
Ariana Grande Pays Tribute To 'Queen Of Soul' With Franklin ClassicGrande's rendition garnered plenty of reaction on social media and in the church.
Obama Honors Franklin With Letter; Says, Through Her Voice, Singer 'Lifted Those Of Millions'Franklin was also honored by another former president, George W. Bush, who remembered her as a "woman of achievement with a deep character and loving heart."
Family, Lifelong Friends, A U.S. President At Aretha Franklin's Funeral"Aretha lifted those of millions, empowering and inspiring the vulnerable, the downtrodden, and everyone who may have just needed a little love."
Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson To Speak At Aretha Franklin FuneralClinton and the Queen of Soul were longtime friends. She sang at both of his inaugurations. Robinson and Franklin grew up together in Detroit.
Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill Among All-Star Lineup For Aretha Franklin FuneralThe service will reflect Franklin's strong gospel roots. Among the gospel stars performing will be Marvin Sapp and Vanessa Bell Armstrong.