Etta James’ family ended feud before her death
By CMU Editorial | Published on Thursday 26 January 2012
Etta James’ sons say they settled their differences with the late singer’s husband shortly prior to their mother’s death.
As previously reported, James’s two children, Donto and Sametto, disagreed with their mother’s husband, Artis Mills, over the healthcare provisions put in place for the singer. There was also disagreements about Mills having access to his wife’s fortune to help pay for her medical treatment, and Donto in particular aired those concerns in court hearings about the ailing singer’s affairs.
However, he says he ending his feud with James’ long-time husband, who is not his father, prior to her death, telling the National Enquirer: “We actually worked things out the day before Momma died. I think she would have been very happy”.
A private funeral and public memorial service are due to take place for James in LA on Saturday.