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Etta James

Born: 1938-01-25 - Died: 2012-01-20
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Death Summary: On January 20th, 2010, James lost her long battle with leukemia at age 73, as well as alzheimers and other diseases.

Who was Etta James : Etta James was a well-known R&B singer, recognized for her hits like: At Last, Tell Mama, I'd Rather Go Blind, and Dance With Me, Henry. James was also awarded into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and also received the prestigious Billboard R&B Founders Award as well.
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  1. Sherrelle Says:

    To your family, I pray that the lord eases your pain through this time of sorrow… you are truly a “fiesty” Legend and will always be remembered!!!! Rest in peace dear, James-Etta!!!!!

  2. Betty Duckworth Says:

    A wonderful woman has been call home to Jesuse. RIP

  3. Slappy Washington Says:

    I loved when she sang ” he ain’t got no washboard in dems cotton bails” and the other little known hit ” if I sees it’s den i knows it be trues”. These were beautiful spirituals only put on a few records. You Tube has them on there if you want a listen.

  4. Tori Says:

    Although I did not know Ms. James personally, I was a fan of her music. It is certainly evident by that she was well-loved and had a warm & wonderful spirit. We have all felt the agony of losing a loved one in death. To the Family: Please accept my deepest condolences in your time of sorrow. I just wanted to share some thoughts that have been a comfort for me and my family during times such as these: At John 11:25, Jesus told Martha, “I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.” Shortly after speaking those words, Jesus resurrected her brother Lazarus back to life right here on earth. Very soon God’s Kingdom (Matthew 6:10) will permanently remove death, resurrect our loved ones, and restore all of our bodies back to their original perfect state. May the future promise of seeing Etta again sustain you during the difficult days ahead. Most truly, Tori

  5. ALONDRA Says:

    Tori you are still a retard.

  6. VICKIEJ Says:


  7. marie whitner Says:

    great talent is gone.memories remain.

  8. Katie Hudson Says:


  9. Swaynus Says:

    She had a gift I say! I member her was singin them hills is the way I go to school. Let’s em droop on down like berverly sills. Ain’t no time be takin to wash that face or scrub the outhouse waste. Just know this black don’t wash off my face. Lord that was poetry she sang it at the 1949 stockdale carnival in buffington.

  10. Bobbie Carroll Says:

    My husband loved your singing and turn me on to your voice. You will be missed!

  11. T. Slater Says:

    Etta, the LORD called you home because he had job that needed to be done and chose you to get it done. After work, you can now rest in peace with no worries.

  12. sharon young Says:

    such a deep singer had a voice that was so pretty my favorite song at last sang it so deep and great have all her music best blues singer ever she will always be sadley and truly missed

  13. John t slater Says:

    Is be member her

  14. B.Bluhm Says:

    Etta, You are the Goddess incarnate…your love and soul will live forever. I remember seeing you sing at the El Rey theater in Albuquerque…I stood in front and was awestruck by your presence, your power, your beauty, your great interpretive voice…you made every song your own. You are one of the great gifts given to us….

  15. Jean Hamilton Says:

    My deepest sympathy is with the family. The bible at John 5:28,29 promises that one day all those in God’s memory will be resurrected.

  16. Soph C Says:

    My deepest condolences to you and yours.

  17. Don Lapre Says:

    Don’t pee on my Winkie was the other great spiritual she sang.

  18. Sparks williamina Says:

    She had a voice like velvet.

  19. Sydney Says:

    etta james had a BEAUTIFUL voice. rest in peace

  20. Larry allen nickerson Says:


  21. Nina Says:

    R.I.P. Ms. Etta. You and Whitney take care of each other.

  22. Larrae Jenny Says:

    You were one of the greatest artist of your time! I love your music and you ALWAYS be remembered… R.I.P ♥

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