9:10 AM PT — During the funeral, Mayor Mike Duggan announced that Chene Park will be renamed Aretha Franklin Park.
The funeral for Aretha Franklin is taking place on Friday morning and it figures to be a sendoff fit for the Queen of Soul.
Taking place at Detroit’s Greater Grace Temple, it will be quite the star-studded affair. Among those expected to speak today include former President Bill Clinton, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, and Smokey Robinson.
Aretha Franklin died at her home in Detroit on August 16, surrounded by friends and family.