Aretha Franklin died August 16 from pancreatic cancer.
And then there was Davidson arriving hand-in-hand with Grande, who wore a little black dress for the occasion.
Sharpton, one of several high-profile speakers at Franklin's funeral, said he wanted to "correct President Trump" to teach him what the word "respect" means, referring to the Queen of Soul's best known song.
Robinson, the Motown great, remembered first hearing her play piano when he was just 8 and remaining close to Franklin for the rest of her life, talking for hours at a time.
Franklin's family members are also expected to take part in the service. The tribute was a nod to Franklin's 1985 hit "Freeway of Love" in which she sang, "We goin' ridin' on the freeway of love in my pink Cadillac". Yet there's no denying the star-power attending her final send-off.
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But Ellis also cautioned against those looking to watch Aretha Franklin's funeral and expecting to see a concert or a celebrity spectacle.
The Rev. Jasper Williams, Jr., pastor of Salem Baptist Church in Atlanta, will give Franklin's eulogy and Bishop Charles H. Ellis, III, pastor of Greater Grace Temple, will serve as the officiant. In addition to Clinton, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and the Rev. Jesse Jackson will give scheduled remarks to reflect on Franklin's police and social influence. 'We used to talk about that - we saw a lot of soldiers go'. "Let us all stand and thank them for sharing her with us".
Michelle and I express our heartfelt sympathies for all of those who gathered in Detroit and we join you in remembering and celebrating the life of the queen of soul.
A processional of Franklin's family and other loved ones filled the aisles.
Sabrina Owens, Franklin's niece, told the AP she started putting thoughts to paper about events earlier this year as her aunt's health failed.