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For many black women, Rev. Jasper Williams Jr's Aretha Franklin eulogy reopened wounds and sternly reminded them that black churches remain male-dominated institutions.
The preacher apologized in an interview with The Associated Press at the cemetery where Franklin was interred late Friday.
Late Friday, Franklin was laid to rest in a mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery, the final resting place of her father.
The 13-track CD includes the song "Venom," which will feature in the upcoming film of the same name. The disc also includes two songs featuring Jessie Reyez.
Aretha Franklin's body arrived in a shimmering gold dress, with sequined heels — the fourth outfit Franklin was clothed in during a week of events leading up to her funeral.
On Tuesday evening, the Reputation singer, 28, performed at Detroit's Ford Field where she asked the sold-out crowd to pay tribute to Franklin with a moment of silence.
Some accused Madonna, in her spiky silver headpiece, heavy necklaces and beaded bracelets. Far more accused her of making the show's only tribute to Franklin all about herself.
The funeral service will follow on August 31 at the Greater Grace Temple and will be limited to Franklin's family and friends.
Aretha Franklin was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. In 2010, Rolling Stone magazine put her at the top of its list of the 100 greatest singers of all time.