Aretha Franklin’s Casket

Aretha Franklin, the legendary Queen of Soul, was laid to rest in a casket fit for a music icon. Aretha Franklin’s casket was a 48-ounce Full Couch Batesville Promethean, a distinguished model known for its hand polished mirror finish. Although it looks gold plated it wasn’t 24-karat gold-plated as is often mistakenly reported. However, it still exuded elegance and sophistication with its polished bronze finish and 14 karat gold plated hardware. The Promethean casket is renowned for its luxurious design and craftsmanship, making it a fitting choice to honor the Queen of Soul. The interior of Aretha Franklin’s casket was lined with soft, plush velvet, providing a comfortable and dignified resting place. The lining likely added to the overall elegance and sophistication of the casket’s design, offering a serene and peaceful environment for Aretha Franklin’s final journey. Aretha Franklin’s funeral service, held on August 31, 2018, at the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, Michigan, was a star-studded event attended by family, friends, and dignitaries from around the world. The Full Couch, or full open casket was prominently displayed during the funeral, serving as a focal point for the emotional tribute to the legendary singer’s life and legacy.


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