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The Mayor of Detroit also announced Friday his intentions to rename the city's largest outdoor music venue the Aretha Franklin Park.

In this photo from January 19, 1993, singer Aretha Franklin performs at the inaugural gala for USA president Bill Clinton in Washington.

Fellow musician Smokey Robinson called Franklin his "longest friend" when he took the stage and spoke to the massive crowd. "You're so special", he said, before crooning a few lines from his song "Really Gonna Miss You".

"I'm so proud of you, I know you'll be watching me from the windows of heaven and I promise to carry our family legacy with pride", said Franklin's grandson Jordan, tearing up.

Jennifer joins a list of performers at the ceremony which includes Ariana Grande, Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Shirley Caesar, Ron Isley, Chaka Khan, Yolanda Adams, Jennifer Holliday and more. Watch her performance here!

"It's better than Inauguration Day!" said Theresa Cranford, 62, a retired auto worker, in reference to Barack Obama's investiture.

Franklin died August 16 of Queen of Soul at 76. Aretha was a woman of achievement with a deep character and loving heart.


She was awarded America's highest civilian honor by President Bush in 2005.

Earlier in the week, mourners paid their respects during her public viewing at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. We sang at the White House, and she was so sweet, and she was so cute. "She took the gift God gave her and she kept getting a little bigger everyday", said Clinton, playing a snatch of her singing "Think" on his cell phone.

The words were in response to Trump's comment that Franklin had "worked" for him on "numerous occasions".

She was dressed in a sparkling full-length gold dress with sequined heels for her final outfit - the fourth outfit Franklin has worn during a week of events leading up to her funeral.

In this photo from November 9, 2005, USA president George W. Bush presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civil award, to singer Aretha Franklin (L) as actor Andy Griffith (R) watches at the White House. I would always shrug my shoulders and go I don't know.

But many have pointed out that viewers should just appreciate that she's up there at all.

"Her voice made you feel something". Since Franklin's death, Owens said a close group she described as "Aretha's angels" have "worked tirelessly" and have been guided by a single question: "What would Aretha want?" "Her voice brought peace". So, if we were anywhere near where we were going to be playing, she would just show up.


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