Dee Dee Bellson, Daughter of Pearl Ba...

Dee Dee Bellson, Daughter of Pearl Bailey, Passes Away

There are 84 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Jul 7, 2009, titled Dee Dee Bellson, Daughter of Pearl Bailey, Passes Away. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

A Charlottesville jazz singer who sang for herself and as back-up for acts including the Rolling Stones, Sheryl Crow and Sheena Easton has died.

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Ruth Bailey Summers

Aldie, VA

#44 Jul 12, 2009
Hey Candy, help me out your mother or father is....?
Ruth Bailey Summers

Aldie, VA

#45 Jul 12, 2009
Candy check your f/b for Rolyndria
Candy Bellson

Raleigh, NC

#46 Jul 12, 2009
Tony Bellson....Louies my Dad!!
Ruth Bailey Summers

Aldie, VA

#47 Jul 13, 2009
Candy, can you f/b john's info to us...thx
Candy Bellson

Raleigh, NC

#48 Jul 13, 2009
Sent it to chiquita....MUAH!!
Virgie Lee

Lawrenceville, GA

#49 Jul 15, 2009
Hey Candy,thanks for the reponse to my comment. I think that you have me confused for another family member though...I'm Anthony Bellson's (Aunt Dick and Uncle Louie's adopted son) little sister. I'm Velma's (Sister's)daughter. My mother was Grandma Virgie's daughter. I hope that clears things up.
Candy Bellson

Raleigh, NC

#50 Jul 15, 2009
thx sweetie!
Ralph Cato

Anaheim, CA

#51 Jul 16, 2009
Wow! It is so sad to hear of the passing of this great singer. We worked together in the '80's touring Europe and the US. She was a lot of fun to be with, and her voice and sparkling personality will be truly missed by all who knew her. It is a sad time for the music business.
Shawn Carden

Phoenix, AZ

#52 Jul 16, 2009
Such a Booming voice & a free spirit. Her huge smile, with braces at that time, was always uplifting. She will be missed.
Michael and Dianne Wright

United States

#53 Jul 16, 2009
So shocked to hear of Dee Dee's untimely passing, our heartfelt condolences to the family. My wife and I are singers who worked with Dee Dee in Los Angeles on recording sessions and background with another friend whose made his transition, Carl Anderson. Please post any intention of a service or memorial as we would like to offer our support and love for Dee Dee. She was a real joy and bright light in this world. God has her now and we have a wish for God's Blessings on the family.
Gina Eckstine

Los Angeles, CA

#54 Jul 16, 2009
I am a childhood friend of Dee Dee's. We went to same small school. Dee Dee spent many nights at my home. Pearl and Louie trusted few with Dee Dee, but she trusted my family, maybe because we came from the same foundation. My family was show biz too (Billy Eckstine was my dad). I am saddened by the news of Dee Dee passing. I just heard...We had a falling out, and lost touch for a while, but I loved her like a sister. We sang together and much of my childhood was spent harmonizing with her.
I am on Facebook. Could someone please contact me, and let me know what happened, and where she is buried?

Canoga Park, CA

#55 Jul 16, 2009
An angels voice is finally called home. I will always love you. God's speed on wings of White Light.
Candy Bellson

Raleigh, NC

#56 Jul 17, 2009
Gina...request me on face book Raleigh N.C....There will a memorial in L.A. as well!!! Or
Candy Bellson

Raleigh, NC

#57 Jul 17, 2009
Sent request Gina......
Scott Borden

Granada Hills, CA

#58 Jul 17, 2009
Dee Dee i miss you.. who will i give my cool clothes were the kindest soul with the sweetest voice

love Scott
Jennifer Trudgeon Bone

United States

#59 Jul 18, 2009
We didn't know each other, but I have had the excitement of seeing her on stage. We did have a mutual friend...Carl Anderson. Carl often spoke very kindly of Dee Dee. Carl & I kept in touch right up until his untimely death. We met before he made his big debut on Broadway. Carl helped me through my Mother's passing back in '01. Good people love good people and I would have loved to have known Dee Dee. My prayers and love go out to her family and friends. She has found her way home and she is at peace.
Jennifer Trudgeon Bone

United States

#60 Jul 18, 2009
PS: I live in Lake Monticello, VA. not Dugspur, VA...don't know how that got posted that way?
Christopher Wooley

Ventura, CA

#61 Jul 20, 2009
Dee Dee - What a dear girl, what a kind heart, what an amazing voice. One of a kind. i can't believe it.

Charlottesville, VA

#62 Jul 21, 2009
Guitarzan wrote:
It is depressing how many people like Kevin Lee there are who let their personal prejudice overwhelm any sense of humanity.
I heard her sing and she was magnificent!
Kevin Lee has no heart , a man eaten up with hate for a whole race of people who could care less. My prayers go out to the Bellson family.
William Davis

Canyon Country, CA

#63 Jul 24, 2009
Hello, I am very sad to hear of Dee Dees passing. I was very close to Dee Dee in high school.I am still
in California and would like to get information on the memorial service here. Candy I believe we may have met back in the 80's. I'm not sure as time flies by so fast. My email is
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.


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