|Birth: ||Apr. 20, 1960|
|Death: ||Jul. 4, 2009|
Dee Dee Jean Bellson, 49, of Charlottesville, formerly of Los Angeles, California, died suddenly on Saturday, July 4, 2009, at her residence.
She was born on April 20, 1960, in California. Dee Dee was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Pearl Bailey of Broadway fame and Louis Bellson, the legendary jazz drummer. Her brother, Tony also preceded her in death.
She is survived by many who loved her dearly, especially her longtime companion, John Noble, his family and their dog, Caleb.
Other survivors include Bill, Doris and Linda Murray – a second family to her, by her late father's wife, Francine Bellson and her family, Hank, Candy and Tony Bellson, Remo Belli "Uncle Remo", her classmates at Highland Hall High School, musicians all over the world that she worked with during her elaborate singing career, too numerous to mention here. Here in Charlottesville they include; members of Big Ray and the Kool Cats, her other friends in Virginia, friends from California , Marissa, Matty, Scott, Gretta, Rod, Amy and Vicky, and many other friends, too numerous to list.
Dee Dee made her name as a jazz singer and soloist, also singing back-up for the Rolling Stones, Sheryl Crow, and Sheena Easton.
Dee Dee made everyone she knew feel like he or she was the most important person in the world. She will be greatly missed.
A graveside service was held Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at Riverview Cemetery with the Reverend Tom Goodrich officiating.
Hill and Wood Funeral Home, Charlottesville, VA.
Louis Paul Bellson (1924 - 2009)
Pearl Mae Bailey (1918 - 1990)
Created by: Andie Parrish
Record added: Jul 11, 2009
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