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Sharon Jones memorial to be held in Augusta

Two public memorials will be held to honor the life dynamic soul singer Sharon Jones.

The vibrant performer, who passed away on Nov. 18 at the age of 60 after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer, will be remembered in her dual hometowns of Brooklyn and Augusta.

For those in the New York area, a Brooklyn ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 14 at Brown Memorial Baptist Church.

Fans who want to celebrate Jones’ Augusta roots can attend the 1 p.m. Dec. 17 memorial at Imperial Theater (749 Broad Street).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jones’s honor to the following organizations: The Lustgarten Foundation, James Brown Family Foundation and Little Kids Rock.

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