Sharon Jones To Be Honored At Two Memorials
Fans and loved ones of the late soul singer Sharon Jones will be able to celebrate her life with a pair of memorial services next week.
Brown Memorial Baptist Church in Brooklyn, New York will host an event on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m. The Imperial Theater, in Augusta, Ga., will host a second memorial at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17.
Both cities were important in her life: she was born in Augusta in 1956 as the youngest of six children, and she moved to the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn as a young child.
Jones died at age 60 on November 18, 2016, after multiple bouts with cancer and two strokes in November.
She was known for her powerful voice and her high-energy high performances with her band The Dap-Kings. Her and the band’s sixth album, Give The People What They Want, earned a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Album, her first honor from the Recording Academy. According to bandmate Gabriel Roth, she was singing until the very end of her life.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following organizations.