Franklin, affectionately dubbed "Lady Soul," "Soul Sister No. 1" and the "Queen of Soul" by critics and fans alike, starred in a number of ads, including a 1980s anthem for Chevrolet, which fell under the brand's national "Heartbeat of America" campaign. It dominated the nation's family rooms when the fall TV season began in October 1988.
Franklin's funeral service also features more than 100 pink Cadillacs, which were organized by the Greater Grace Temple church, which is conducting Franklin's service.
Cadillac tweeted out a picture of the ad, which GM CEO Mary Barra then retweeted.
"Thank you, Aretha, for the inspiration and pride you've given to Detroit and the world. Your message lives on," Barra said in a tweet.