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01/25/2012 01:13 pm ET Updated Jan 25, 2012

Etta James Funeral: Public Memorial And Viewing To Be Held Friday

A public memorial for legendary blues singer Etta James will be held at the Inglewood Park Cemetery on Friday, reports the Los Angeles Times.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee was one of the most prolific female musicians of all time. After she was discovered at the age of fifteen, James went onto release iconic songs such as "At Last," with Chess Records. In a genre dominated by men like Chuck Berry and Ray Charles, James famously held her own.

The songbird passed away on January 20th after a battle with Alzheimer's disease and leukemia. She was 73.

The viewing will take place in the Inglewood Park Cemetery's Mortuary Chapel on West Manchester Boulevard from 5pm to 10pm. The family is asking for donations to be made-out to the Rhythm & Blues Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to preserving musical heritage and to presenting opportunities to developing artists.

Etta James is survived by her husband, two sons and seven grandchildren.

For more information on the memorial, please visit the websites of the Inglewood Cemetery Mortuary and the Rhythm & Blues Foundation.

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