The “Queen of Soul” is being laid to rest.
By Antonia Blumberg via https://www.huffingtonpost.com/
The legendary singer died as a result of advanced pancreatic cancer, her oncologist confirmed. Franklin didn’t leave any final instructions for how she wanted to be memorialized, her niece, Sabrina Owens, told CNN on Wednesday. But her family quickly sprang into action to honor her in a manner fitting for the “Queen of Soul.”
Her body was brought to Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History, which hosted a public visitation period this week for fans to pay their last respects.
Surrounded by ornate floral bouquets, Franklin was placed cross-legged in a 24-karat…