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On Tuesday, the first day of body viewing, Aretha Franklin was dressed in Christian Louboutin 5-inch patent leather pumps that match a tea-length ruby red dress made of lace - with a full tulle skirt and chiffon overlay. There, they found Franklin in her bronze casket in a sheer light blue dress and matching shoes, a change from the red outfit she wore on Tuesday.

Fans from all over America lined the sidewalks surrounding the Charles H. Wright African American Museum, where the Queen of Soul's body will lie in repose for two days, ahead of a memorial and funeral in the city she called home.

Lauren Mills, 74, said her late husband proposed to her at a Detroit-area Franklin concert in 1977.

A marathon funeral with an all-star list of speakers and performers is scheduled for Friday.

Aretha Franklin, singer, died August 16, 2018.

Hundreds of members of Delta Sigma Theta paid tribute to their soror, Aretha Franklin at a packed ceremony that capped a day of mourning in Detroit. The interior is finished with champagne velvet with her tittle "Queen of Soul" and name "Aretha Franklin" embroidered in the casket lining with gold metallic thread. The singer is well known for hits like "Respect", "Natural Women", and "I say a little prayer".

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She then performed her next song, Delicate.

"Everybody is just so thrilled when they go in and come out", said Evelyn Couch, 65, a retired social worker who is handicapped, and who traveled 60 kilometers with her family. "I'm OK - I'm going to rest now, '" Mills said.

"I feel that I'm a privileged one because I sang in a choir with Aretha when I joined her father's church, in a young adult choir", Phillips said.

"I would like it if we could have a moment of silence so that every single one of us could reflect on our love and respect for her and everything that she did in her life", Swift continued.

Ann Fortson, 63, said: "She was a symbol for us".

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