Beloved soul singer Sharon Jones sadly passed away on November 18 at the age of 60 following a battle with pancreatic cancer. The talented leader of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings will be honored with a pair of public memorials next week.
Both of Jones’ hometowns – Brooklyn, New York and Augusta, Georgia – will stage public memorial services for Sharon Jones. Brown Memorial Baptist Church in Brooklyn will host an event on December 14. The Imperial Theater in Augusta will be the site of a memorial service on December 17.
Friends, family and fans are encouraged to attend and celebrate Sharon’s life. Organizers have requested donations may be made in Jones’ honor to The Lustgarten Foundation, James Brown Family Foundation and Little Kids Rock in lieu of sending flowers.
A note announcing the services reads:
The outpouring of love and gratitude for Sharon in the days and weeks following her passing has been overwhelming.
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