Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, will be laid to rest tomorrow beginning 9:30 a.m. EST. The five-hour home going service will be live-streamed on the internet and broadcast by media outlets, according to the Detroit Free Press.
BET , BET HER and BET.com will broadcast the “celebration of life” in its entirety. Fox News and MSNBC will also cover the legendary singer’s services. CNN will broadcast her services and report other news intermittently.
Christie D’Zurilla of the Los Angeles Times is reporting the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit will livestream the “homegoing ceremony” on its website, greatergrace.org, from the start of the remembrance until it ends around 3 p.m. EST.
If you’re at work and can’t watch the home going to end all homegoings, then you can listen to it on NPR Music which will have an audio livestream. SiriusXM’s Soul Town radio (Channel 49) will broadcast the funeral live in its entirety. Soul Town radio has been the Aretha Franklin Tribute Channel since August 16. They will take calls from listeners nationwide who want to “who want to pay respects and share stories and memories of Franklin until 6 p.m. EST.
Brian McCollum and Ann Zaniewski of the Detroit Free Press are also reporting that some mourners will be able to attend the funeral. They wrote:
“The first 1,000 people who are lined up outside Greater Grace Temple on Friday morning will be able to attend Aretha Franklin’s funeral, the church announced Thursday afternoon.
Members of the public can start lining up at 8:30 a.m. at Shiawassee Drive and West 7 Mile Road and must be dressed appropriately, said Kenya Hildreth, communications director for the church. The daylong, star-studded service will begin with musical prelude at 9:30 a.m.”