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Etta James’ Funeral Arrangements Announced

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A public memorial for blues singer Etta James will be held at the Inglewood Park Cemetery on Friday, reports the LA Times.

James passed away, Friday, January 20th, after battling leukemia. She also suffered from dementia and Hepatitis C.

The viewing will take place in the Inglewood Park Cemetery’s Mortuary Chapel on West Manchester Boulevard from 5pm to 10pm.

A private funeral, presided by The Reverend Al Sharpton, will take place Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Greater Bethany Community Church City of Refuge in Gardena. “The funeral is private for immediate family and friends,” according to spokeswoman Rachel Noerdlinger.

The family asks that donations to be made to the Rhythm & Blues Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to preserving musical heritage and to presenting opportunities to developing artists.

James, whose survived by her husband, two sons and seven grandchildren, was 73.

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