the republic logo
follow in feedlyrss feed
Stories with person: Bennie Thompson
  • B.B. King recalled with love, humor at Mississippi funeral story has photos
    Updated: May-30-15 6:31 pm

    INDIANOLA, Mississippi - B.B. King's early life personified the blues: He was born to dirt-poor sharecroppers in the cotton country of the Mississippi Delta and left alone by the deaths of his mother and grandmother when he was a child. But he never let those circumstances hold him back or define him, a minister said Saturday at the funeral of the blues legend.