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Soul legend Aretha Franklin laid to rest at Detroit cemetery

Posted: 10:24 PM, Aug 31, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-01 13:10:38Z
Aretha Franklin laid to rest at Detroit cemetery
Aretha Franklin laid to rest at Detroit cemetery

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the funeral for soul legend Aretha Franklin:

9:50 p.m.

Aretha Franklin is in her final resting place.

The casket of the Queen of Soul was interred Friday evening in a mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit, just over two weeks after she died of pancreatic cancer at age 76.

Franklin's loved ones arrived at the cemetery after a 10-mile processional through her hometown from Greater Grace Temple, where an eight-hour service of songs, sermons and speeches was held earlier in the day.

Woodlawn is also home to the graves of Franklin's father, two more of his daughters, and civil rights luminary Rosa Parks.

The interment ends the formal mourning for Franklin, who was dressed in four different outfits for open-casket viewings in the days leading up to the funeral.

She was buried in a gold dress and sparkling pumps.