Big Maybelle

Birth Name:
Mabel Louise Smith
Birth Date:
May 1, 1924
Birth Place:
Jackson, Tennessee
Death Date:
January 23, 1972
Place of Death:
Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio
Cause of Death:
Diabetic coma
Cemetery Name:
Evergreen Memorial Park
Claim to Fame:
Her impressive stature matching the sheer soulful power of her massive vocal talent, Big Maybelle was one of the premier R&B chanteuses of the 1950s. Her deep, gravelly voice was as singular as her recorded output for Okeh and Savoy, which ranged from juke joint blues to pop-infused ballads.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Evergreen Memorial Park

5505 Northfield Road

Bedford Heights, Ohio, 44146


North America

Grave Location:

Section O, Lot 32, Grave 5

Grave Location Description

As you enter the cemetery, stay to the right and after the first hard right then hard left, Mabel’s flat marker is on the right five spaces off the road

Grave Location GPS

41.40975, -81.521983



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