- Associated Press - Monday, January 10, 2011

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Queen Latifah, Shanice Wilson and Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr. are among the luminaries who honored singer Teena Marie at a private memorial service.

Gordy and Wonder spoke and Robinson and Wilson sang as they celebrated Marie’s life Monday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Marie’s daughter, Alia Rose Brockert, also memorialized her mom.

The two-hour memorial service and Catholic mass was closed to reporters.

Marie, born Mary Christine Brockert, died Dec. 27 at age 54. Police have said she died of natural causes.


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