Donna Summer Laid to Rest in Nashville
A memorial service for Donna Summer was held yesterday at the Christ Presbyterian in Nashville, where the disco icon had resided since 1995. The service was attended by her family and close friends, including Tony Orlando, Jamal Anderson and Giorgio Moroder, her collaborator on her wildly influential and career-defining early hits "Love to Love You Baby," "I Feel Love" and "Last Dance."
David Foster performed "The Prayer" with Natalie Grant in tribute to the late singer, and her sisters, Linda Gaines Lotman, Mary Ellen Bernard, Dara Bernard and Jenette Yancey sang "We've Come This Far By Faith."
Donna Summer Sudano died last Thursday at the age of 63 of lung cancer at her home in Florida surrounded by her family. She is survived by her husband, Bruce Sudano, three daughters and four grandchildren.