People wait in line for the public viewing of Teddy Pendergrass at the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Friday, Jan. 22, 2010. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

*A public viewing for R&B legend Teddy Pendergrass is underway in Philadelphia at the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church.

The line of more than 300 mourners stretches around the block, according to the Associated Press.

Pendergrass was left paralyzed from the waist down following a 1982 car crash, but continued to record music. He died of colon cancer Jan. 13 at the age of 59.

A public funeral for the sultry soul singer, whose solo hits included “Love TKO” and “Turn Out the Lights,” is scheduled for Saturday at the church, followed by a private burial ceremony.