I want to say good-bye publicly to the Queen of Soul. I will miss you. It has been a delight growing up and listening to your soul and gospel music.
Thank you for blessing us with your God-given voice and spiritually lifting songs. You not only earned 18 Grammys but appeared in movies and sang for presidents. Most importantly, you helped us move through racial conflicts and the fight for women’s rights.
Good-bye Queen! You have served us well. While you are in Heaven, please say Hi to Martin, John and Bobby. I’m sure they are happy to see you. One last thing, I’m sure you are the lead singer in Heavenly gospel choir and all is well as God, Himself, listens.