EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: (RIP) Levi Stubbs Funeral Service

Duke Fakir, of the Four Tops hugs a well wisher after the funeral of Motown Legend Levi Stubbs Jr

About 2,500 people gathered at Greater Grace Temple to pay final respects to the celebrated Four Tops singer, Levi Stubbs, who died Oct. 17 after several years battling health problems. On hand were key figures from Stubbs’ life, including Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr., Duke Fakir, of the Four Tops, singer Smokey Robinson, Dennis Edwards, of the Temptations, singer Martha Reeves, family friend the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Cliniece Stubbs, his wife of 48 years.

Motown founder, Berry Gordy

Jean Carne sings during the funeral service

Songwriter Brian Holland embraces a well wisher. He and his writing team, Holland-Dozier-Holland, were responsible for all of the hits sung by the Four Tops!
Rev. Jesse Jackson

Smokey Robinson speaks during the funeral service

Berry Gordy

Cal Street, lead singer of the Velvelettes takes a flower from the hearse leading the procession of Motown Legend Levi Stubbs Jr.

Pallbearers carry out Motown Legend Levi Stubbs Jr. at the Greater Grace Temple Church in Detroit.
A fan stands next to the hearse carrying Motown Legend Levi Stubbs.
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~ by mcalis1980 on October 28, 2008.

6 Responses to “EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: (RIP) Levi Stubbs Funeral Service”

  1. WE all will miss our “sugar pie honey bunch; you know that we loved you.” DB

  2. WE all will miss our “sugar pie honey bunch; you know that we loved you.” DB

  3. “ask the lonely”, the world will be lonely w/out that magnificent voice and warm person that was Mr. Levi Stubbs.

  4. “ask the lonely”, the world will be lonely w/out that magnificent voice and warm person that was Mr. Levi Stubbs.

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  6. Found a spot with a big picture spread on Levi’s funeral on a forum called soulful detroit:

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