At least 100 pink Cadillacs showed up for Aretha Franklin's funeral

At least 100 pink Cadillacs showed up for Aretha Franklin's funeral

At least 100 pink Cadillacs showed up for Aretha Franklin's funeral

The turnout is all thanks to Mary Kay national sales director Crisette Ellis asked that any employee who owns a pink Cadillac show up for Franklin's funeral service, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Ellis said: 'It is my goal and my aim to ensure that people leave here with some kind of spiritual awakening. The Pink Cadillacs outside refer to a Franklin hit from the 1980s, "Freeway of Love".

'Of course, some get-down and lift-up need not be mutually exclusive. He adds the "dearly departed" want a celebration to mark their transition "from this life to a better one".

"And I say that because when word went out that Miss Franklin passed, Trump said, 'SHe used to work for me.' No, she used to perform for you". Director Tyler Perry, actress Cicely Tyson and Motown legend Smokey Robinson were among those scheduled to share remembrances of the singer. The Queen of Soul was a major influence for so many artists around the world, bringing her powerful voice to the playlists of so many throughout her career. When Franklin's casket was escorted into the museum, 46-year-old Sir Diego Brazil of North Miami Beach, Florida, said he couldn't help but burst into a rendition of Amazing Grace. "We were just cool all of our lives, and we stayed in contact, and we talked all the time up until she was no longer able to do that a few weeks ago".

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Amid the sadness of these days, Robinson can find uplift - and believes Franklin's legacy is secure.

Several celebrities are expected to pay their respects to the legendary singer by performing musical tributes. Her niece, Sabrina Owens, will provide the obituary and Franklin's relatives-Vaughn, Cristal, Victorie and Jordan Franklin-will offer family reflections.

Following Franklin's death on August 16 at the age of 76, Trump paid tribute by saying, "She worked for me on numerous occasions". "She was your friend, she was your mother, she was your aunt, and we're certainly going to miss that because she was always a Detroiter and never, never shied away from that ..."

"There are some girls who haven't been born yet. who will be inspired by Aretha", he said.

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