LIVESTREAM: Aretha Franklin’s Funeral in Detroit

By Sameer Rao Aug 31, 2018

Music lovers all over the globe turn their eyes to Detroit today (August 31) for the funeral of titan Aretha Franklin, who died on August 16 from pancreatic cancer. Join them from afar, courtesy of a livestream (above) from USA Today that starts at 10 a.m. EST. Make sure to catch appearances from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, Reverend Jesse Jackson and other famous fans. Check out the full schedule pulled from The Detroit Free Press below:

8:30 – 9:50 a.m.— Viewing — Recorded Songs by Aretha
rnt9:30-9:50 a.m. — Musical Prelude — Aretha Franklin Orchestra
rnt9:50-10:00 a.m. — Lighting of Candles — Swanson Funeral Home, Inc. 
rnt10:00-10:20 a.m. — Processional — Clergy, Ministers and Family
rnt10:20-10:25 a.m. — Prayer of Comfort — Dr. E.L. Branch, Pastor, Third New Hope Church
rnt10:25-10:40 a.m. — Scripture of Comfort:
rnt10:25 a.m. — Old Testament — Bishop T.D. Jakes, Potter’s House, Dallas, TX
rnt10:30 a.m. — New Testament — Pastor Solomon Kinloch, Triumph Church
rnt10:35 a.m. — The 23rd Psalm — Bishop P.A. Brooks, Pastor, New St. Paul Tabernacle Church
rnt10:40-10:45 a.m. — Musical Tribute — Faith Hill
rnt10:45-11 a.m. — Remarks:
rnt10:45 a.m. — Mike Duggan — Mayor, City of Detroit
rnt10:50 a.m. — Brenda Jones — City Council President
rnt10:55 a.m. — Governor Rick Snyder, State of Michigan
rnt11-11:05 a.m. — Musical Tribute — Ariana Grande
rnt11:05-11:10 a.m. — Musical Tribute — The Clark Sisters
rnt11:10-11:15 a.m. — Acknowledgements and Condolences — Barbara Sampson
rnt11:15-11:20 a.m. — Musical Tribute — The Williams Brothers & Vanessa Bell Armstrong
rnt11:20-11:40 a.m. — Family Reflections — Vaughn, Cristal, Victorie & Jordan Franklin
rnt11:40-11:45 a.m. — Family Musical Tribute — Edward Franklin
rnt11:45-11:50 a.m. — Obituary— Sabrina Owens
rnt11:50-11:55 a.m. — Musical Tribute — Alice McAllister Tillman
rnt11:55-12 p.m. — Musical Tribute — Audrey DuBois Harris
rnt12-12:15 p.m. — Personal Remarks:
rnt12 p.m. — Eric Holder, Former U.S. Attorney General
rnt12:05 p.m. — Former President, William (Bill) Jefferson Clinton
rnt12:15-12:19 p.m. — Musical Tribute — Pastor Shirley Caesar and Tasha Cobbs-Leonard
rnt12:19-12:36 p.m. — Personal Reflections:
rnt12:19 p.m. — Greg Mathis, Retired Judge, 36th District Court, Detroit, MI
rnt12:23 p.m. — Brenda Lawrence, State Representative, 14th Congressional District
rnt12:27 p.m. — Rev. Donald L. Parsons, Logos Assembly Church, Chicago, IL
rnt12:31 p.m. — Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder, National Action Network
rnt12:36-12:41 p.m. — Musical Tribute — Chaka Khan
rnt12:41-12:51 p.m. — Musical Tribute — Ron Isley
rnt12:51 p.m. — Rev. Jesse Jackson, Founder/President Rainbow P.U.S.H. Coalition
rnt1 p.m. — Dr. William J. Barber, II, Pastor, Greenleaf Christian Church, Goldsborough N.C.
rnt1:05 p.m. — Rev. James Holley, Retired Pastor, New Light Missionary Baptist Church
rnt1:10- 1:15 p.m. — Musical Tribute — Fantasia Barrino-Taylor
rnt1:15-1:30 p.m. — Personal Reflections:
rnt1:15 p.m. — Tyler Perry
rnt1:17 p.m. — Cicely Tyson, Actress
rnt1:20 p.m. — Clive Davis, Chief Creative Officer, Sony Music
rnt1:25 p.m. — Smokey Robinson, Recording Artist
rnt1:30-1:34 p.m. — Musical Tribute — Bishop Paul Morton and Yolanda Adams
rnt1:34-1:53 p.m. — Personal Reflections:
rnt1:34 p.m. — Mildred Gaddis, Radio Personality
rnt1:38 p.m. — Isaiah Thomas, Former NBA Player, Detroit Pistons
rnt1:42 p.m. — Ron Moten, Personal Friend, Franchise Owner, McDonald’s Restaurants
rnt1:48 p.m. — Michael Eric Dyson, Professor of Sociology, Georgetown University
rnt1:53- 2 p.m. — Musical Tribute — Bishop Marvin Sapp and the Aretha Franklin Celebration Choir
rnt2-2:05 p.m. — Sermonic Selection — Jennifer Hudson
rnt2:05-2:35 p.m. — Eulogy — Rev. Jasper Williams, Jr., Pastor, Salem Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA
rnt2:35-2:45 p.m. — Musical Tribute — Stevie Wonder joined by National Artists
rnt2:45-3 p.m. — Committal and Recessional — Jennifer Holliday and the Aretha Franklin Celebration Choir