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#1 May 21, 2010
Yesterday one of our local music artist Mauva Belle of Robeline lost her courageous battle with cancer. To James and family our prayers are with you...Mauva was a regular performer at the local jazz festival and Robeline Heritage Festival. She will be greatly missed.

“Somewhere in the Cosmos...”

Since: Jan 09

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#2 May 21, 2010
I learned this at my Kiddo's strings concert last night. My heart goes out to her family, friends and bandmates. Such a terrible loss of such a tremendous talent and a truly beautiful person. She will be greatly missed.

Natchitoches, LA

#3 May 21, 2010
i met mauva bell in 2006.......she was a sweet person with good spirit.......r.i.p.

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#4 May 21, 2010
Mauva belle was a very dear friend of mine and my prayers are with James in his time of need. Mauve was an awesome person and was always thinking about other ppl. this is such a tragic loss and she will be greatly missed!

Natchitoches, LA

#5 May 22, 2010
Heaven has another talented angel. RIP Mauva.
To friends and family, prayers for healing.

Shreveport, LA

#6 May 22, 2010
Let Heaven Sing To Her Coming Through The Pearly Gates!
Sweet Olive

Natchitoches, LA

#7 May 22, 2010
Oh, no: what terrible news. She was so talented, and so full of fun. She had a wicked sense of humor, and if you were in the front row at one of her performances, look out!--you became part of it. She always got her audience up on their feet, singing and dancing. It was because of Hurricane Katrina that she resettled here from New Orleans with her husband. I had no idea she was ill. She will be missed.

United States

#8 May 23, 2010
Funeral services will be held in New Orleans at a time to be announced soon..
Marcia L Rousell

Collierville, TN

#9 May 24, 2010
Funeral Service for Mauva Belle,,, Judy Alsgoood- White. Will be held at 1100am on Wednesday May 26th at Bethany United Methodist Church New Orleans, LA 70126... Visitation 900am until service time "Celebration of Life". Please keep her husband James and her family and friends in your Prayers.
Marcia L Rousell

Collierville, TN

#10 May 24, 2010
Please check the online version of the local New Orleans newspaper @ NOLA.COM Obituaries Death notice on Tuesday and Wednesday

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Since: Jan 08

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#12 May 24, 2010
RIP You will be missed

Atlanta, GA

#13 May 24, 2010
My prayers are with you.

Natchitoches, LA

#14 May 24, 2010
I always made sure to watch her performance at the jazz festival. The only thing more colorful than Mauve was her dresses. She will be missed and now she has joined that heavenly choir with all those great singers who have gone on before her.

Big Daddy Primetime

Rayville, LA

#15 Jun 10, 2010
I was fortunate enough to have played with Mauva, and for a lady who couldn't read music she shure could tell you what to play and how to sound. Mauva we will miss you very much, and the Natchitoches live music scene sure wont be the same without you.
Gael Kurath

Redmond, WA

#16 Jun 27, 2010
Seattle misses the fabulous Mauva Belle too.
Below is the article that us published in the two major blues magazines for Seattle:
Mauva Belle, former Seattle Blues diva, has Moved On
Mauva Belle, dynamic and glamorous singer of blues, soul, and rhythm and blues, passed away in Louisiana on May 20th, after a fight with pancreatic cancer. She was 49 years old. For those of us lucky enough to remember her years in Seattle, this is a tragic loss, and cause for a flood of memories of her performances here, and her loving, indomitable spirit. Mauva blew into the Seattle music scene from her New Orleans hometown in 1995. At that time she had not sung professionally, but she had the gifts of a beautiful voice and the ability to make you feel deeply whatever she was singing, and she chose to develop those gifts here in our city. For five wonderful years she played exciting gigs at many Seattle venues, with many of the blues musicians who still share our lives. Anyone who was at those gigs will smile to remember her tight dresses, high heel shoes ("the higher, the better"), and her love for a celebration. She left us with her first CD, "38 Carat Gold", recorded in Seattle in 1999. In 2000 she and her new husband James left Seattle, went on tour in Italy, and then settled back in New Orleans, eventually buying their first home, which was sadly destroyed in Hurricane Katrina. Her career has taken her from Seattle to Caribbean cruise ships, the New Orleans French Quarter, and most recently, to clubs and festivals in the Natchitoches Parish in Louisiana. Those who know her understand that she packed more life into her years than most people who live to be 90. Watch for news of a benefit that is being planned on July 25th to help her family with her medical expenses. In true Mauva style, it will be a soulful party.
lovingly contributed by Gael Kurath,
piano player for Mauva's first band, "Mauva's Bathtub" , 1997-1999

Bothell, WA

#17 Jul 8, 2010
Im Mauva's Goddaughter. She was an amazing person. Ill miss her awesome outfits! She was so vibrant. I miss her more everyday. RIP
Lil Doc

Valley Village, CA

#18 Aug 10, 2010
I had the pleasure of playing the piano with my cousins' band Hot Water in which Mauva performed. I played a few nights with them in Nachitoches and I enjoyed it very much. The last night I played with them was also the last night I saw my grandmother dance while Mauva sang. Ms. Belle was a very hard worker, and a blessing for my cousins Katrice and Rainy boy. I also enjoyed accompanying her later at a party at Frieda girl's house. She had a beautiful voice and is now singing blues lullabies to the Baby Jesus. May her family find peace in knowing that she shared her talent in order to make other people happy.
Tony Llorens

Houston, TX

#19 Sep 16, 2010
It's been almost 4 months since I lost my beautiful and very talented aunt. I miss her dearly. Not a day goes by that I don't think of her. I somehow find comfort in knowing that I will see her again!!!!
Gwendolyn Alsgood Davenpo

Katy, TX

#20 Nov 7, 2010
I am Judy's sister. My heart still hurts for her. Thank you all for all the words of comfort to our family.We miss her so each day. Please keep us in your prayers
Boy Blue

Natchitoches, LA

#21 Nov 10, 2010
RIP Mauva, Now you are at rest and in peace. I use to listen to you at JJ's Dance Hall, totally awesome, You will be missed

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