Moving Moments From Aretha Franklin's Star-Studded Memorial

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                    Speakers include Bill Clinton and Rev. Jesse Jackson

Mourners got a glimpse of the Queen of Soul before her funeral Friday during an open casket viewing at the Greater Grace Temple.

"We started out not as a president, a first lady, senator, secretary of state", Clinton said, referencing his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who was sitting nearby. The singer serenaded the Queen at the podium and blew a kiss to her casket before leaving the stand.

Jesse Jackson and former President Bill Clinton attend the funeral service for Aretha Franklin at Greater Grace Temple, Aug. 31, 2018, in Detroit.

Recent tributes to Aretha Franklin are culminating Friday in the answer to one question: How do you lay a queen to rest? She was dressed in a sparkling full-length gold dress with sequined heels for her final outfit - the fourth outfit Franklin has worn during a week of events leading up to her funeral.

Davis said Franklin was kind and thoughtful, genuinely amusing and had a great sense of humor.

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson told Franklin to "sleep on" and "I'll see you in the morning".

Bishop Charles Ellis III exhorted the congregation. "She worked for us", he continued, citing Franklin's commitment to feminism and civil rights.

Some don't understand how people are talking about anything but her performance. The tribute is a nod to Franklin's funky '80s tune, "Freeway of Love", which prominently featured the vehicle in the lyrics and video.

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The funeral will start with music from the Aretha Franklin Orchestra, but also includes performances by Faith Hill, Ariana Grande, the Clark Sisters, Chaka Khan, Ron Isley, Fantasia, Jennifer Hudson, and Stevie Wonder.

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But many have pointed out that viewers should just appreciate that she's up there at all.

"I've been watching the celebration of your life from everywhere", said Robinson, addressing his lifelong friend from the stage, "and I've been doing interviews from everywhere, from all over the world". Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.) reminisced about Franklin calling to congratulate her after she was elected mayor of Southfield, Michigan. "And there were other people who called us wanting to participate". "I love her. She was my longest friend".

But it didn't matter who was or wasn't famous - everyone had come together to say their last goodbyes to a woman and an artist who had a profound impact.

Following Franklin's death on August 16 at the age of 76, Trump paid tribute by saying, "She worked for me on numerous occasions".

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