As the death of Blues legend , one of her sons is offering details of her final moments at a Riverside, California hospital. On Friday, January 20, the same day the 73-year-old singer , Donto James told PEOPLE, "She basically passed in my arms."
"I was able to share everything I needed to say to her, from praying to listing her accomplishments as a mother," he recalled. "I told her that I loved her. I said, 'You were a wonderful mother, you did a wonderful job, your seven grandchildren love you, and they will be okay.' "