Aretha Franklin's Granddaughter Victorie Shares a Touching Message to the Singer 2 Years after Her Death

Gracious Egedegbe
Aug 20, 2020
05:30 P.M.
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Victorie Franklin, the granddaughter of the late "Queen of Soul," Aretha Franklin, took to her Instagram page to pay tribute to the late singer. 


Aretha Franklin may have died two years ago, but her soul continues to live in the memory of her loved ones, contemporaries, and fans. 

Franklin's granddaughter, Victorie Franklin, who looks just like the late singing sensation, recalled her grandma's memory in an emotion-laden post on her Instagram page. 

Aretha Franklin performs onstage at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on November 7, 2017. I Photo: Getty Images


In the post, Victorie shared a throwback picture of Franklin in her prime, seated on a piano set, a microphone in front of her, and doing what she did best with a smile on her face.

In the caption to the post, Victorie expressed how much she still misses her grandma even though it had been two years since she died. She wrote

"I think about you all the time and I miss you more than ever. I can't believe it's been 2 years without you here grandma. I love you."


Victorie is the daughter of Franklin's youngest son Kecalf "KPoint" Cunningham. She was 18 when her grandmother died and shared her grief with her fans on social media.

In one of those social media posts, Victorie shared a video of her grandmother playing the piano five months before she passed. 

Hudson believes Franklin is in heaven, walking around and singing all day with the heavenly choir.


In her caption, Victorie said that she had memories of going to Franklin's home and meeting her singing and playing the piano. She added that she felt so much pain that words could not describe before writing

"Today we lost an icon, a legend, but today I lost my grandma. I love u and imma [sic] make u proud."

Now 20-years old, Victorie is a devoted Christian and singer. She is never shy to profess her faith, whether through social media posts or in her songs.


Having an icon for a grandma, Victorie learned from the Queen of Soul who encouraged her to sing, coached, and even recorded music with her. 

One memorable night for the 20-year-old was the 2014 BET Honors when Victorie sang Tamela Mann's "Take Me to the King" in honor of Franklin who sat in the audience beaming with pride.


Victorie was not the only one to pay tribute to Franklin on the second anniversary of her death. Singer Jennifer Hudson who portrays the Queen of Soul in a biopic about her, set for release in 2021, also honored her memory

Hudson believes Franklin is in heaven, walking around and singing all day with the heavenly choir and also has a mansion for herself. She further said that she still found it hard to believe that Franklin died two years ago, adding that she missed hearing from her.