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Aretha Franklin’s funeral was held at Greater Grace Temple on Friday, August 31, and the “Queen of Soul” was truly sent off in style.

More than 150 pink Cadillacs escorted the hearse carrying her casket down Detroit’s 7 Mile Road, and fans greeted the procession from the church to the cemetery.

Rolling out caught up with several celebrities, including Judge Greg Mathis, Grammy Award-winning singer Regina Belle, R&B crooner Johnny Gill, Aretha Franklin’s son Kecalf Cunningham and her sister Earline Franklin, among others, during “The People’s Tribute to the Queen,” a free concert  held at Detroit’s Chene Park Amphitheater the before her funeral.

Check out the video below to hear what they had to say about their fondest memories of the Queen.

Aretha Franklin’s son, sister, Judge Greg Mathis and others share fond memories