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Marla Gibbs Mourns Her Late Friend Mary Wilson by Sharing Some of Their Fond Memories Together

Gracious Egedegbe
Feb 11, 2021
01:50 P.M.
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Marla Gibbs is grieving the loss of her friend, late singer Mary Wilson. The veteran actress shared a touching tribute describing her as a shining light and recalling their memories together.

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It's been days since Mary Wilson passed away, but tributes are still pouring in for the iconic singer who is most remembered as a founding member of the famous girl group, The Supremes.

Taking to Instagram, veteran actress Marla Gibbs shared a post featuring a series of pictures of Wilson posing with different people over the years.

Marla Gibbs at the "Witness: The John Edgar Wideman Experience" at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles on February 3, 2018. | Photo: Getty Images

Marla Gibbs at the "Witness: The John Edgar Wideman Experience" at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles on February 3, 2018. | Photo: Getty Images

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In the first slide, Wilson was captured wearing a sequined outfit while sporting a head full of curly thick hair. With a gorgeous smile on her face, the singer looked incredibly beautiful.

The next slide saw Wilson matching outfits and posing alongside her fellow The Supremes bandmate, Diana Ross and Florence Ballard during one of their tours.

In the next two slides, Willson and Gibbs were captured looking radiant as they posed alongside each other while attending an event together.

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The last slide of the post was a short clip from Wilson's appearance as a guest actress on the popular 1985 sitcom "227," featuring Gibbs as the lead actress.

Accompanying the pictures and clip was a caption describing Wilson as a loving light. Gibbs also expressed gratitude to have shared a close relationship with the late singer.

Wilson landed 12 number one singles, including songs like "Baby Love" and "Where Did Our Love Go."

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Gibbs concluded by noting that Wilson's family remains in her heart, and she would continue to be there for them. The actress' touching tribute did not go unnoticed as fans soon trooped to the comments section sharing their prayers and condolences.

Wilson, a founding member of the famous girl group The Supremes, suddenly died on February 8 at the age of 76. Ever since, there has been an outpour of tributes for the late singer.

With a career spanning through decades, as a member of The Supremes, Wilson landed 12 number one singles, including songs like "Baby Love" and "Where Did Our Love Go."

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Known as the longest-lasting original member of The Supremes, Wilson was a trendsetter who fought hard to sustain the group's legacy in the music industry.

In addition to making a name for themselves as music icons, Wilson and other members of The Supremes registered themselves as sophisticated Black women with impeccable fashion style.

Even after The Supremes split, Wilson remained true to her glamorous style, gracing red carpets and events in some of the most amazing evening dresses.

While Wilson will always be remembered for her remarkable legacy in music, the late singer also left an imprint in the hearts of many as a true 21st-century style icon.

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