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Nancy Wilson (Maury Phillips / WireImage / Getty Images)
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December 19, 2018 "I vividly remembered being introduced the legendary Miss Nancy Wilson by the great Lou Rawls, Nancy I shall miss you dearly, and the great times we had in Seattle. It was Nancy who founded the United Negro College Fund, in Ohio. Nancy was a classy woman with integrity, she had no ego, she was 100% genuine. " - Ernest Rauthschild (Seattle, WA)
December 19, 2018 "My mother and I played LP's: Yesterday's Love Songs-Today's Blues/Hello Young Lovers/How Glad I Am/Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You. ( I remember the night she came home with that one in January 1970. I was 5 and 1/2). We also had Face it Girl on a 45. My aunt had Now I'm A Woman.
I had no siblings. My parents divorced when I was an infant. I would play her LP's until my mother came home from work.

So beautiful, intelligent, and poised with a voice that entranced my soul. I danced with my dachshund to The Grass Is Greener, Satin Doll, and Trip With Me while dreaming of growing up, living in CA, and seeing her in a nightclub...As if.

Later, I joined the USN, was stationed in S.D. and when I got out, moved to SF. I finally saw her. By myself 1994. Kimball's. Perfection personified. That feeling when your dream becomes reality. Best concert ever.

Back in Dallas after my mother passed. Mrs. Fountain, mothers best friend, told me that a relative had a janitorial service in CA and knew Miss Wilson. She wanted a singing career, he flew her out, and Miss Wilson was gracious enough to invite Mrs. Fountain to her home, listen to her, and tell her when she was ready, she'd help her.

Nancy Wilson, in the 64, with her own blossoming career, and she's already willing to help another person. My mouth flew open. Mrs. Curtis Jean Fountain told me that just before she died. She had a beautiful voice but said she decided to stay close to her husband and children.

Miss Wilson, who could have chosen to simply focus on her well earned success
and family, extended her Heavens Hands, long before she sang the song. She lived her generosity.

May her family and friends be comforted in the blessings her voice and her life gave us all.

Derric Dickson
Dallas, TX." - Derric Dickson (Dallas, TX)
December 18, 2018 "Best song stylist in the business. I own every album and CD available. Such a classy, elegant lady -- she set the bar high. She will be missed by all who knew her and the incredible oeuvre of music she leaves behind. One true regret in my life is that I did not get to see her perform in person.
Dixon Hearne, Ph.D. (CA and LA) " - Dixon Hearne (Sterlington, LA)
December 18, 2018 "My wife and I saw her perform at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans in 1973 . It was a great night that I still remember. Thank you Nancy." - albert Jones (LA PLACE, LA)
December 18, 2018 "I have listened to Miss Wilson since I was a young child. Her style was unmistakable, clear lyrics and beautiful instrumentation. There is only one Nancy! I pray for the family in their time of sadness. " - Aaron Dailey (Omaha, NE)
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Obituary for Nancy Wilson
Nancy Wilson (1937 – 2018) was a Grammy and Emmy Award-winning singer who sang many styles of music but is most closely associated with jazz. Among...
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