Taking it to church: Tweeps react to epic programme at Aretha Franklin's funeral

The service fit for a queen has people watching from around the world humming and amen-ing to songs and speeches delivered by a host of special guests.

Guests attend the funeral for Aretha Franklin at the Greater Grace Temple on 31 August 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Big hats, soulful singing, hearty preaching - these are just some of the goings-on at Aretha Franklin's funeral that's taking tweeps to church this evening.

Franklin, who died aged 76 on 16 August, is being sent off in a befitting ceremony in Detroit, Michigan.

Earlier, her casket arrived in a classic Cadillac led in front by over 100 pink Cadillacs through the city's streets.

The service fit for a queen has people watching from around the world humming and amen-ing to songs and speeches delivered by a host of special guests.