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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.
Several speakers used the moment to continue to demand respect for black America as Aretha Franklin was remembered at her funeral Friday.
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.
Many took to Twitter to criticise Madonna on Monday night for her words about Franklin, who died at age 76 last week.
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.