Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Etta James Funeral Plans Announced,Al Sharpton to Eulogize



 Singer Etta james funeral plans have been released .A public viewing will be held Friday for singer Etta James, and the Rev. Al Sharpton will eulogize the late legend at a private funeral Saturday.
   A statement from Sharpton's representative Tuesday said the funeral will include performances by celebrities, but those names were not announced.
James died last Friday at age 73 after battling leukemia and other ailments, including dementia. She was most famous for her classic "At Last," but over her decades-long career, she became revered for her passionate singing voice.
   The public viewing will be held in Inglewood and the funeral will be held in Gardena, both in the Los Angeles area.The family is asking that any donations be sent to the Philadelphia-based Rhythm & Blues Foundation.
AP

1 comment:

  1. I have been a Etta James fan for over 20 years I loved her concerts and I am deeply sorry for her family. Her concerts were very multiracial and she brought many different people together. As a white woman I feel it is very insulting to have Rev. Al Sharpton eulogize at Etta James funeral, he is a polarizing figure and in my opinion a racist. Just my opinion. R.I.P. 

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