CLINTON HILL — Late soul singer Sharon Jones will be remembered Wednesday night at a memorial held at a Washington Avenue church.
The memorial for Jones, who died Nov. 18 after a prolonged struggle with pancreatic cancer, will take place at the Brown Memorial Baptist Church, 484 Washington Ave., at 6:30 p.m.
Jones, who was born in Augusta, Georgia, moved to Brooklyn with her family in 1960 and grew up in Bedford-Stuyvesant, according to the New York Times.
A second memorial will be held at the Imperial Theaters in Augusta on Saturday at 1 p.m.
There will be two memorials for Sharon Jones - one in Brooklyn, NY and one in Augusta, GA. pic.twitter.com/lqadB5BBj2— Sharon Jones (@sharonjones) December 7, 2016
While traffic won't be diverted around the church, which holds 1,500 people, the streets will be closed to parking during the event.
Jones and R&B band The Dap-Kings were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best R&B Album for their 2014 release “Give The People What They Want.”
Credit: Wikipedia/Jacob Blickenstaff
The singer was diagnosed with cancer as she was preparing to release that album, but continued to play after the cancer went into remission in 2014 before it returned this year, the Times reported.
“Our friend Sharon has always been at the heart of Daptone and always will be,” reads a post on the Daptones Records Facebook page by Dap-Kings bandmate Gabriel Roth.
“I am so grateful to her and to all of you for putting your hearts into all of this in so many ways. As Sharon always told us, ‘What comes from the heart, reaches the heart.’”