"It's the key to freedom. She made important and lasting contributions to American music with her gospel-inspired style and distinctive voice", read a letter from W. and his wife.
Franklin grew up singing gospel hymns at her father's church in Detroit.
Franklin's gold-plated casket stood on a white-clothed platform, flanked by enormous blooms of lavender, cream and pink roses, in the center of a church packed with smartly dressed mourners. He sweetly added, "Girl, let me give you all your respect".
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In this photo from January 19, 1993, singer Aretha Franklinperforms at the inaugural gala for United States president Bill Clinton in Washington. "Long live the Queen". Franklin also sang at President Barack Obama's inauguration in 2009.
"This is something that I'll be in history", she told AFP.
Program covers showed a young Franklin, with a slight smile and sunglasses perched on her nose, and the caption "A Celebration Fit For The Queen".
Detroit is to rename Chene Park - the riverside amphitheatre that hosted a tribute concert for her on Thursday - in Franklin's honor.
In this photo from November 9, 2005, U.S. 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.
He's fantastic player and a big miss for us, to go back to what we were working on pre-season and to lose him was a blow". After the game, former Liverpool boss Rodgers claimed Celtic need a ready-made replacement before Dembele could leave.
Mr Turnbull became the fourth prime minister to be dumped by his or her own party since 2010 in response to poor opinion polling. She added she hasn't yet decided whether she will run for office in the country's next general election, set for 2019.
The alarm was raised after a resident at Sunrise Ranch was woken by her doorbell being rung at around 03:20 local time on Friday. The woman had not been reported missing and is believed to have lived with her boyfriend in the home he was found.
The Portuguese then went on the offensive, suggesting those in the media questioning him were orchestrating a campaign. Mourinho was goaded with chants of "you're getting sacked in the morning" by the travelling Tottenham fans.
He later told evangelical leaders that "we very much appreciate everything that senator McCain has done for our country". For members of Congress, it only says the flag should be lowered "on the day of death and the following day".
Lastly, on the software side, it looks like Apple has done some work on the watch face, adding a lot more complexity to it. The site believes the iPhone XS will come in 5.8in and 6.5in OLED screen sizes and be available in a new gold finish.
Trump derided the exercises, held with the South Koreans for decades, as "very expensive" and "provocative" to the North Koreans. South Korea adopted Alstom's technology for its KTX bullet trains introduced in 2004.
According to the Post , Trump has consulted recently with his personal lawyers about the probability of impeachment proceedings. Flynn was forced to resign after reports revealed Yates' warning to McGahn about Flynn's conduct.
At Least 7 Dead Following Bus Crash in New Mexico
The crash forced the closure of the westbound lanes of the interstate and traffic was backing up as travelers were being diverted. According to the Greyhound's bus tracker , this bus made a quick stop in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and Elk City just two days ago.
US Open: Federer slams umpire in Kyrgios victory
Kyrgios hauled himself back into the contest after Lahyani's approach, having looked utterly disinterested in the early stages. Kyrgios, in response, suggested that he might call for the trainer and retire from the match.
Apple Watch 4 : Features to look forward to
However the most payment-efficient model will seemingly be elevated than the mid-range model, potentially complicated customers. Their overall size will remain similar, making them compatible with existing straps, people familiar with the product said.
US Open accused of sexism over player baring her bra
Djokovic struggled in the soaring temperatures, removed his shirt, and toweled himself down at one point during the game. Cornet went on to lose 6-4 3-6 2-6 to Larsson , who will go on to face fourth seed Angelique Kerber in the second round.
Cuomo, Nixon spar in debate; Cuomo nixes presidential talk
Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) and actress Cynthia Nixon traded personal barbs Wednesday night during a tense gubernatorial primary debate. This is the only scheduled debate between the two candidates before New York's Democratic primary September 13.