More Than 100 Pink Cadillacs Line Up For Aretha Franklin’s Funeral

More than 120 pink Cadillacs cruised down 7 Mile in Detroit to escort the hearse carrying the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin to Greater Grace Temple in her regal funeral procession.

Franklin’s hit song ‘Freeway of Love’ inspired the move to bring in pink Cadillacs.

It was a sea of GM’s finest: El Dorados. Coupe de Villes. Escalades.

And, of course, there was plenty of fin power.

Last week, Mary Kay national sales director Crisette Ellis put out a call for employees of the cosmetics firm and anyone else who owned a pink Cadillac to turn out for Aretha Franklin’s funeral.

At her final public viewing, at New Bethel Baptist Church, Aretha Franklin was dressed in a rose gold custom knit suit with pink beaded lace. She also wore a specially made pink South Seas pearl necklace and earring and rose gold sequin Christian Louboutin heels.

Cadillac took out a pink, full-page ad in the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News to that summed it up with its logo and a word: r-e-s-p-e-c-t.

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