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Aretha Franklin’s Hearse Fit for a Detroit Soul Queen

Aretha Franklin‘s final ride will be luxurious and, much like herself, was a Detroit legend.

Sources close to the funeral arrangements tell The Blast the Queen of Soul will be transported in a custom 1940 LaSalle Funeral Coach to the public viewing and to the Greater Grace Temple for her service.

LaSalle was a luxury vehicle sold by General Motors from 1927-1940 and manufactured in Detroit. The one transporting Franklin has been outfitted with an all-white paint job.

Franklin’s funeral service starts Friday at 10 AM in Detroit and is set to include performances from Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Chaka Khan, Fantasia, Jennifer Hudson and Yolanda Adams.

The public viewing will take place Tuesday at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, however Friday’s service will be reserved for family, friends and special guests.

Afterwards, Franklin will be entombed at her familiy plot in Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit along with her father, sisters, brother and nephew.

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