Preach! Tyler Perry Brought Madea To Aretha Franklin’s Funeral And Raised The Roof Right Off The Church

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Preach! Tyler Perry Brought Madea To Aretha Franklin’s Funeral And Raised The Roof Right Off The Church

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Published August 31, 2018

Over 40 artists and entertainers attended Aretha Franklin’s funeral on Friday morning (August 31). A handful of people also spoke to honor the Queen of Soul who recently passed.

  1. Over 40 artists and entertainers attended Franklin’s funeral on Friday morning (August 31). A handful of people also spoke to honor the Queen of Soul who recently passed.

    Perhaps one of the headliners was Tyler Perry. He spoke at around 1:15 PM and shared some beautiful thoughts about the legendary singer.

    "There's no place in the world that knows how to send somebody home like Detroit, Michigan," he told the crowd. "Aretha is looking down smiling."

    The funniest part was when the actor/comedian revealed to the audience that after his infamous movie character Madea was debuted on the big screen, Franklin would call Perry just to hear him play the character over the phone.

  2. “I’m grateful to God that we had the fortune to be on this planet at the same time as Aretha Franklin,” Perry said afterward.

    This, along with the rest of his eulogy had Twitter laughing.

  3. Perhaps laughter is the best medicine in dealing with Aretha Franklin’s death. It’s probably how she’d have had it anyway.

Written by Paul Meara

Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

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