Queen Of The Blues, Marion James, Laid To Rest

Posted at 4:53 PM, Jan 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-09 17:53:27-05

Nashville's Queen of the Blues has been laid to rest.

A celebration of life for Marion James was held Saturday at the Jefferson Street Missionary Baptist Church.

A Nashville native, James began her career singing in the Clubs of Jefferson Street.

Her talent earned her several awards throughout her career and allowed her to perform with a long list of popular musicians like Jimi Hendrix, Little Richard, and The Hypnotics, just to name a few.

She has also been remembered for what she did off stage.

James was dedicated to the preservation of the history of Jefferson Street.

She started The Musician's Aid Society to benefit struggling musicians. She would even let them stay at her house.

“She felt real proud to be able to do that,” said Lorenzo Washington, of the Musician’s Aid Society. “She did that for 30 years.”

Marion James was 81 years old.

A gofundme page has been set up to help pay for funeral expenses. To donate, click here.