ARCHIVEDECEMBER 2017 Passages: Remembering those celebs we lost this year… By Angela Kinamore Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Della Reese Passages: Remembering those celebs we lost this year… 1 of 14 Al Jarreau: Jazz vocalist with a voice smooth as silk, he was 76. Bernie Casey: Film actor, appeared in such memorable movies as “Black Gunn,” “Cornbread, Earl and Me,” and “I’m Gonna Git Ya Sucker;” he was 78. Brenda Jones: Vocalist and sibling member of the R&B group, The Jones Girls; she was 62. Charlie Murphy: Comedian, TV and film actor; he was 57 Chuck Berry: Legendary singer, performer, a rock and roll great, he was 90 Cuba Goodings, Sr.: Vocalist and member of the R&B group, The Main Ingredient; he was 72. Della Reese: Film and TV icon, we loved her as Tess, the wise angel on the TV drama, “Touched by an Angel;” she was 86. Dick Gregory: Comedic legend, civil rights icon, social critic, author, philanthropist, entrepreneur; he was 84. Fats Domino: Rock and roll music pioneer, piano player extraordinare; he as 89. Joni Sledge: Vocalist and sibling member of the R&B group, Sister Sledge; she was 60. Rick Stevens: Former lead singer of the R&B group, Tower of Power; he was 77. Robert Guillaume: Actor, best known for his roles on the TV series “Soap” and “Benson;” he was 89. Melissa Bell: Vocalist and member of the soulful ensemble, Soul II Soul; she was 53. Warren Pete Moore: Vocalist and original founding member of the Motown group, The Miracles; he was 78. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Millie Jackson — All hail the “Queen of Raunchy Soul!” We remember Sherman Hemsley, TV’s most lovable bigot Kidney transplant recipient “Bo” Gilkey’s message to our community…”Get your kidneys checked!” Block titleRecent Posts Hangin’ and catchin’ up with funnyman Mark Curry Karen Halliburton Mortgage Apple Cakes Lady Angela Logan baked her way out of foreclosure and built... Karen Halliburton We remember crooner extraordinaire, Dennis Edwards… Judyth Watson-Remy Are there lingering symptoms after battling the coronavirus? William Petri, M.D., Ph.D.