Rental fees for the memorial service, including rental of facilities, video and food service, are about $ 35,000, not including funeral expenses and cemetery costs, Ellis said. About 75 volunteers will spend at least 160 hours setting up the 4,000-seat venue and hosting rehearsals for the service, which is expected to take more than five hours.
Outside the church, about 100 people will set up their pink Cadillacs in Franklin's "Freeway of Love" – along the Seven Mile leading up to the services, said Kenya Hildreth, the director of the Church of Communications.
Thursday's free tribute concert at Chene Park ̵
Mourners began queuing early Tuesday morning to celebrate Franklin at Wright Museum, which housed a similar show for civil rights icon Rosa Parks
"What we wanted to do is reflect the Queen," Green told the Associated Press. "It's beautiful, it's beautiful."
Green told Crain that the museum is tracking how many people are visiting, but it is not planned to release the number at that time.
"It is important to remember that this is not just a celebration for the world, but also a family fear," she said.
Franklin's funeral service will be broadcast live from local TV stations and live streaming will also be available on the Church's website and via the Word Network
Franklin will join her father, the Rev. CL, at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit interred Franklin; Brother, Cecil Franklin; Sisters, Carolyn Franklin and Erma Franklin, and nephew Thomas Garrett, after the Detroit Free Press.