"You prepare yourself intellectually for the reality".
Lemon played Franklin's cover of Sam Cooke's "You Send Me" as a slideshow of the late legend took over the screen. She was surrounded by family when she passed at her home in Detroit. Patti and I are cool and we always have been.
The funeral for Aretha Franklin will be held two weeks from Friday, on August 31, in her hometown of Detroit.
She said she wanted to "walk 18 holes with Tiger Woods", and that for relaxation and exercise, she liked to go to the driving range, hit a few golf balls, and then walk a few holes for the exercise.
"'We have felt your love for Aretha and it brings us comfort to know that her legacy will live on". "So she was fighting 'til the very end". So I just called it "Pete, '" she said.
Among the items left in honour of Franklin at the site - which was given to the singer back in 1979 - was a gold crown with red velvet padding, and a plaque with featured the iconic lyrics from her version of the song I Say a Little Prayer. The audience also reacted positively, giving her a standing ovation. "She was elegant, graceful, and utterly uncompromising in her artistry", they said.
It is unclear what Trump meant by his claim that Franklin "worked" for him, though she did perform at Trump's Castle Casino in 1988 and later at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in the 1990s. "You know, there was information that I knew that I couldn't really say because the family did not want that out".
"I learned about love growing up listening to Aretha Franklin's songs", said Gaddis.
"What better place to put her body - in a place that embodies what our people have stood for, what we have endured", Belle said.
"When Hurricane Katrina happened, there were families that came to MI".
"I was like, 'Oh my God, I'd be honored to listen", Grande recalls.
"I'm sorry, Poppy. I just woke up and got the news".
"I'm sure she knew of all the people who cared about her", he explained.
"So she was an activist", he said. "In her voice, we could feel our history, all of it and in every shade - our power and our pain, our darkness and our light, our quest for redemption and our hard-won respect".