Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Christina Aguilera and Stevie Wonder were among those paying tribute to singer Etta James at a private funeral held Saturday.
Held at the Greater Bethany Community Church City of Refuge, friends and family remembered the late singer, with Rev. Al Sharpton reading a personal note written by President Barack Obama.
In it, the president declared that James, who died at 73 on Jan. 20 in Riverside, Calif., “transcended genres” and that the “At Last” singer would be most “remembered for her voice,” CNN reports.
“I know she will be sorely missed by all those who knew and loved her,” Sharpton read from Obama’s letter.
A tearful and emotional Aguilera sang James’ “At Last” (watch the performance below) while Wonder performed “Shelter in the Rain” and “The Lord’s Prayer.”