Aretha Franklin's public memorial has officially come to a close.
Since Franklin's August 16 death at 76, 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?"
Attendees applauded as former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton entered the church; the former president will speak, along with Rev. Jesse Jackson and singer Smokey Robinson.
And then there was Davidson arriving hand-in-hand with Grande, who wore a little black dress for the occasion.
The former secretary of state was seen embracing and holding hands with the "God Is A Woman" singer as they exchanged words we only wish we were privy to.
MusiciansStevie Wonder, Chaka Khan and, of the new generation, Ariana Grande, were among those on handto perform in honor of Franklin over the course of the day.
Sharpton talked about Franklin's legendary history of not just singing but supporting civil rights, even sharing an anecdote about the time she wrote a check to support the National Action Network.
The service will reflect Franklin's strong gospel roots.
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Greater Grace's Bishop Charles Ellis III says he wants all - even the famous - to leave with a "spiritual awakening". Owens added, "It's going to be very hard after all this is over and people have all gone away".
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But Bishop Charles Ellis III, of Detroit's Greater Grace, said the funeral will be a respectful service rather than a pomp ceremony.
The pink Cadillacs were a reference to a Franklin hit from the 1980s, Freeway of Love.
'I do not plan anything (with) someone I love like that, ' Robinson, a Motown great who grew up with Franklin, said. "She was your friend, she was your mother, she was your aunt, and we're certainly going to miss that because she was always a Detroiter and never, never shied away from that ..."
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A processional of Franklin's family and other loved ones filled the aisles.
"We really haven't had much of an opportunity to have private moments", Owens said.
Clinton and the Queen of Soul were longtime friends.
Owens added, "It's going to be very hard after all this is over and people have all gone away".