Former president Bill Clinton, Rev Jesse Jackson and Smokey Robinson will all speak at the Queen of Soul's final send-off.
As announced last week by her longtime publicist, stars like Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, Faith Hill and Ariana Grande are among the lineup scheduled to perform at the ceremony and pay their respects to the one-of-a-kind artist.
ET has learned that Thursday's viewing was initially meant to be private (for church members only) but quickly turned into a huge public event.
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In addition to the public viewings, fans can watch musical tributes to Franklin at Chene Park's riverfront amphitheater on Thursday evening, which will feature Gladys Knight, Johnny Gill, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Angie Stone, The Four Tops and Keith Washington.
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Friday morning, Franklin's open casket was placed at the front of the church as mourners streamed by in advance of the service. The Pink Cadillacs outside refer to a Franklin hit from the 1980s, "Freeway of Love".
Bishop Ellis plans to celebrate her life in a respectful, godly manner.
Owens added, "It's going to be very hard after all this is over and people have all gone away".
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Her invitation-only funeral is taking place at Greater Grace Temple, one of the largest and most famous churches in the city. "My family have been listening to her for a long time", said Felicia Christian, a 41-year-old teacher who got in despite not having a ticket after arriving hours early.