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Leola King Wilson

Leola King Wilson, born January 20, 1919, passed away on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 in Palm Springs, California. She is survived by her son, Tony, and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

"Goldie" as she was known to friends, was born in Seminole County, Oklahoma, and spent her youth in Los Angeles, California. She moved to San Francisco in 1946 and lived in the Fillmore District until 2010. She owned and operated several businesses including Oklahoma King's Bar-B-Q, The Blue Mirror, The Birdcage Tavern and Goldie's Supper Club.

In 1953, she opened the Blue Mirror, a successful and hugely popular night club, which played a major part in the Fillmore District's documented jazz history. The Blue Mirror featured both local artists such as Booker T. Washington, Bobby Webb, Saunders King, Frank Johnson, Earl Grant, Lowell Fulson and world renowned performers such as Louis Armstrong, Dinah Washington, The Mills Brothers, Sarah Vaughn, and many more.

Services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, February 13th, 2015 at Third Baptist Church, 1399 McAllister Street, San Francisco, followed by a repass from 4:00 - 7:00 pm at the West Bay Conference Center, 1290 Fillmore Street, San Francisco.

Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Feb. 8, 2015
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