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16, at her home in Detroit.

Among those offering words will be former President Bill Clinton, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Smokey Robinson.

Franklin died August 16 of pancreatic cancer at 76.

But Bishop Charles Ellis III, of Detroit's Greater Grace, said the funeral will be a respectful service rather than a pomp ceremony.

After the service, she will make her final journey in the same ivory 1940 Cadillac LaSalle that transported the body of her father in 1984, and that of civil rights icon Rosa Parks in 2005.

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The street outside Greater Grace will be lined with pink Cadillacs - a nod to Franklin's funky '80s tune, 'Freeway of Love, ' which prominently featured the auto in the lyrics and video.

'This is a real life that has been lived, that a person regardless of how famous she became no matter how many people she touched around the world'. "My family have been listening to her for a long time", said Felicia Christian, a 41-year-old teacher who got in despite not having a ticket after arriving hours early.

A tribute concert, starring The Four Tops, Angie Stone and Regina Belle was also hosted on Thursday evening in her honour.

"I think she's wonderful and I know that the spirit of God that's in her is what brought all of us here".

As she retrieved her bags from the auto, Chaka revealed that despite having been a working musician for more than 30 years, she's still nervous "as hell" to sing at Franklin's funeral. It was the third outfit she has been given since her open coffin has been on display, with a red dress and matching heels on Tuesday and a blue outfit on Wednesday.

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