Skip to comments.Etta Jamesí Family Reaches Deal To Manage Her Medical Care, $1M Estate
Posted on 12/20/2011 10:53:03 AM PST by BenLurkin
The husband and sons of terminally ill At Last and Tell Mama blues singer Etta James have reached a deal on managing her $1 million estate and medical care.
Her adult sons Donto and Sametto had challenged the decisions of their stepfather Artis Mills, who married the singer in 1969 and is the estates conservator
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Hopefully the sons aren’t in the will and this attempt to pare down the funds available for her medical care won’t do them any good.
She will missed. Lord be with her
Greedy kids...the stepdad’s been married to her for 42 years. He’s no “johnny come lately.”
We used private duty round the clock nurses for my mom’s care because we wanted to keep her home, and yet we were not able to provide the level of care she needed. All that to say, it’s expensive!
Ms. James is one of my favorite singers, and not only for her music:
“Etta James: I’m gonna whup Beyoncé’s ass
The soul legend has slammed Beyoncé Knowles for her rendition of At Last at Barack Obama’s inauguration ball
If the election of Barack Obama was to usher in a new age of respect, generosity and cooperation, someone may want to pass on the memo to Etta James. The soul legend has ripped into Beyoncé, threatening to “whup [the singer’s] ass” for her inauguration ball rendition of At Last.
Beyoncé performed the song for Barack and Michelle Obama’s first dance, which took place at the ball on 20 January.
“You guys know your president, right? You know the one with the big ears?” James asked from the stage of Seattle’s Paramount Theatre. “Wait a minute, he ain’t my president. He might be yours; he ain’t my president. But I tell you that woman he had singing for him, singing my song she’s going to get her ass whupped.””
did she not like the rendition ,the jugg-eared marxist , or both?
IMHO if they wanted to spend the whole amount on her care that is what should’ve been done.Kids it is not your money and after seeing what you have wanted none of it should ever be yours.
Sure will miss Eta when she passes. So terribly sad what money can do to family.
The real deal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goz07feA54Y
She’s not dead !
I like her even more now.
It’s her money. Let it be used for her care.
Donto and Sametto - really?
One of my all time favorite songs...’At Last’.
Etta James: Im gonna whup Beyoncés ass
The soul legend has slammed Beyoncé Knowles for her rendition of At Last at Barack Obamas inauguration ball
That skank, Beyonce, can never hold a candle to the great Etta James.
Oh man, Love her music so much. I hate to see her gone.
Papasmurf - she’s still here, just very ill.
Patriot08 - I have no idea what Beyonce sounds like, but I think Ms. James didn’t like that song being used for that particular event.
Aww, thank you Lucy. Prayers for this lady who gave us the most wonderful version of “At Last”. One of my favorites.
[At issue was the amount of money available to Mills for the expenses and care of the singer. He wanted $500,000, while the sons wanted it capped at $100,000.
The judge set it at $350,000.]
One million does not go far nowdays, how sad that the sons are greedy.
Oh, I know she’s still alive. I’ve been following the saga for over a year. I’ve been in love with her blues since I was a teen, and I’m closing in on 60 now, lol.
Yeah, me too.
After reading the article, I agree- greedy kids. They wanted to cap her medical expenses to $100K. That would keep a sick person in a good nursing home for much more than a year.
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