With the third day of public viewing for Aretha Franklin in Detroit has come a third spectacular outfit change fit for the Queen of Soul.
Mourners at New Bethel Baptist Church saw the music icon dressed in a sparkling rose gold floor-length gown accentuated with pink beaded lace and paired with gold-sequined Christian Louboutin heels.
Her accessories consisted of a custom-made pink south sea pearl necklace and earrings.
Franklin’s polished bronze casket sat at the front of the sanctuary, which was surrounded with photos of her and lavender and pink roses.
In style: Aretha Franklin was transported to New Bethel Baptist Church in a vintage LaSalle, dressed in a sparkling rose gold floor-length gown accentuated with pink beaded lace and paired with gold-sequined Christian Louboutin heels
All that glitters: Pallbearers carry the polished-bronze casket of legendary singer Aretha Franklin into New Bethel Baptist Church Thursday in Detroit
Franklin reposed in her rose gold gown in the polished bronze casket, pictured being carried into the church
Man-made garden: A man works on a growing makeshift memorial for Franklin outside the New Bethel Baptist Church
Members of the Nation of Islam pass out copies of The Final Call newspaper to fans of Aretha Franklin waiting outside of the church
Say the name: The walls of the church where Franklin first learned to sing gospel were decorated with balloons spelling ot her name and posters
All hail the ‘Queen’: Mourners left balloons shaped like stars beneath a sign on the walls of the church spelling out ‘Queen’ on Day 3 of Franklin’s public viewing
home: Franklin’s father, Reverend CL Franklin, was the longtime pastor at the New Bethel Baptist Church
The soul queen passed away after a battle with pancreatic cancer, aged 76. Pictured: Franklin on stage in 1967
Thursday’s viewing is taking place at a church where Franklin’s father, Reverend CL Franklin, was the longtime pastor and she learned the gospel fundamentals that would make her a soul institution.
Hundreds of mourners lined Linwood Street for the opportunity to say a final farewell to the R.E.S.P.E.C.T. singer, who lost her battle with pancreatic cancer at age 76 on August 16. The line to view Franklin, which stretched more than half a mile, was moving briskly shortly after noon.
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Source: Daily Mail