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Wanda Badders Thompson
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Birth: Aug. 5, 1948
Atlanta
Fulton County
Georgia, USA
Death: Apr. 28, 1983
Frankfort
Franklin County
Kentucky, USA

Wanda Thompson, 34, a blues singer who had performed in the Frankfort, Kentucky area since 1974, was found dead Thursday morning at the home of relatives, April 28, 1983. Mrs. Thompson, who apparently died in her sleep was at the home of her brother and sister-in-law, Morris and Phyllis Wilson at the time of her death. Having recently undergone gallbladder surgery, she was recuperating at the Wilson home. She most recently was performing with the Metropolitan Blues All-Stars at several Lexington locations, including Lynagh's Pub and Grill on High on Rose. She began her career singing backup for Motown Records in Atlanta at the age of 18, said close friend Butch Quire. Mrs. Thompson began singing the the Frankfort area when she and Quire formed the band, Satchel Page, which performed in Frankfort from 1974-1977. She frequently sang about the relationships between men and women in songs such as "You Can Have My Husband, But Please Don't Take My Man." Although she was born in Atlanta, she called Albany, Georgia home, said her husband Ronald. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Paul Vassar Thompson; her grandmother, Elizabeth Badders of Atlanta; her parents, William and Corrine Badders; and a brother, William Badders Jr., all of Albany. Visitation is at Rogers Funeral Home Saturda 
 
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 Parents:
  William Inge Badders (1920 - 2013)
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: Brenda A. Darbyshire
Record added: May 16, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 110619077
 


- Brenda A. Darbyshire
 Added: May. 16, 2013
 
 
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