Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin poses on the red carpet before the 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 6, 2015. (Molly Riley/AFP/Getty Images)

Three years after her death at age 76 from pancreatic cancer, Aretha Franklin is once more being memorialized in her hometown of Detroit with the renaming of a post office.

A bill introduced by Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.), a Franklin friend, and signed into law in January by former President Donald Trump resulted in the name change for the former Fox Creek office, The Associated Press reported.

“Her legacy lives on in her music, in her family. But we have added to that list of her legacy: A post office with her name on it,” Lawrence, also a longtime postal service worker, said during the ceremony, AP reported.

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