Mary Ida Vandross, Mother of Luther Vandross, Passes

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From the news wire:

Mary Ida Vandross, mother of the late superstar Luther Vandross, passed away after being in a coma for more than a month.

Mary Vandross, 82, was the last surviving family member in the immediate Vandross family having lost her husband, all four of her children and only grandson to either strokes or diabetes.

up until she took ill, Mrs. Vandross traveled all over sharing her message of love, prevailing faith and the power to end stroke and Diabetes. Luther, died of complications from stroke in 2005 at the age of 54. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the relatives of the Vandross family. We have no doubt that there’s dancing and singing going on at this wonderful family reunion up above.

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40 Comments
  • BIG MIKE
    April 10, 2008

    I AM SORRY TO HEAR OF Mrs. Vandross’ passing, well at least she will be with her “Roni”

  • Doris
    April 10, 2008

    I’m sorry to hear that the mother of Luther is dead she kept everyone together that a true mother.

  • Betty Wallace
    April 11, 2008

    Shocking and sorry news to hear. I know that GOD has welcomed and embraced this entire family. Their souls shall rest in peace.

  • Hamp
    April 11, 2008

    Love you aunt mary Ida

  • BEVERLY PERKINS
    April 11, 2008

    Sorry to here about Mary Ida Vandross. God be with the rest of the family. But I know there is some dancing and singing in heaven. Everybody is happy now to be reunited.

  • Wanda Howard
    April 11, 2008

    There will be nothing but joy in heaven, now that they are all together.

  • tori ryan
    April 11, 2008

    there’s nothing but love & peace with there entire family they will be truly miss..now that there together!

  • Elaine
    April 11, 2008

    I was saddened to hear of Luther’s mom Ms. Mary Ida’s death…she is with her children, husband and grandson.

  • Della Cue
    April 12, 2008

    I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. Vandross.
    My prayers to the family. She is with her ffamily now. Dancing and laughing again

  • Theresa
    April 12, 2008

    I am very sadden to hear of Ms. Vandross passing I am truly a fan of her son Luther and may god bless the Vandross family. Much love in you time of bereavment

  • Marjorie "Mollie" Frasher-Hicks
    April 12, 2008

    I am sadden with the lost of Mother Vandross. She was a Mother of all Mothers, especially my Mother since age 18. For 20 years God had given me a wonderful life opportunity when I crossed Mother Vandross path in Augusta, Ga, 1988. Her Motherly love and wisdom wrapped around me and embraced me with the love, support, and discipline a Motherless teen needed inorder to succeed in life. She encouraged me as a teen mother to complete high school and attend college. At times when my heart couldn’t bare no more and I wanted to give up she always embraced me and insured me that this to shall pass and I would be ok. At no times did she refuse her Motherly duties to me. She has been there for me as my rock and voice of inspiration in my times of hardship and success.

    To my dearest surviving aunt, sisters and nephews I thank you all for allowing me the opportunity to share Mother Vandross with you all as well as respecting our Mother-daughter relationship. The many late nights and early morning calls to Mother Vandross in my times of need I thank you aunty for waking her up to comfort me. I thank you guys for excepting me in the family when I had no one. May God strengthen you all during your time of bereavement as the gates of Heaven open it’s doors to an Angel of all God’s Motherly Angels. Heaven is rejoicing as she travels to join her heavenly family and reunite with our love ones.

    Sincerely,

    Marjorie

  • Ms Bernice Thomas
    April 12, 2008

    I was very sorry to hear about Miss Vandross passing. After hearing her story about she was the only one left in her immediate family, I use to think to myself, she had to be a very great and strong, strong woman,because I know I couldn’t bare that much pain, especially of my children death.

    I would have certainly liked to meet her one day, now I will never get the chance. I can say, she was greatly admired.

    To the family my prays and sympathy is with you.

  • Michelle
    April 12, 2008

    My deepest sympathy goes out to the Vandross family Luther was was wonderful singer enjoy listen to his music I was very sadden of his lost and now the lost of his mother they will be greatly missed. I watch Mary Ida Vandross on Oprah what an wonderful honor she gave about her baby RONI may the VANDROSS R.I.P

  • glenda
    April 13, 2008

    i recently found out about mrs vandross passing,i was sadden about this,but now shes in a better with our savior jesus christ her soul can rest now,as she joins luther and the rest of her children and her husband,may god continue to rest all of thier souls,for they all have been a blessing. in the name of jesus christ i pray for me and mine and i pray for you and yours. amen

  • shana
    April 13, 2008

    God have have brought his angle now to be with him now. We are grateful to God that he had create Mrs.Vandross her son and God had make sure she had done his Job to let the world know about strok and diabets. We have to contiune to keep her dream live. Just like we have to keep up Dr king dream alive. My prays goes out to the Vandross family. It would never be other Luther Vandross. love one of his biggest fan
    shana

  • Ivy Matshidiso Mosotho
    April 14, 2008

    My heartfelt condolences to the entire Vandross family and friends to the death of a remarkable and highly respected woman of steel.I fell in love with this unique woman during Luther’s ill-health and subsequent death.She loved her family and suffered the pain of losing each one of them.Her faith carried her through until her last day.I loved her and I still love her, Luther and all family members.

    May GOD bless the Vandross family

    Ivy, Johannesburg, South Africa

  • Tamara
    April 14, 2008

    My thoughts and Prayers are with the
    Vandross Family….
    A very special Prayer for the ones that are left behind…..Keep the memories alive….
    Mrs.Mary has been granted her wish…
    to dance with the Father of her children.
    My Heart let’s me know:they are Celebrating..with God,and the children who passed away before her..
    May God continue to Bless and Keep you all…May you know:
    To be absent from here:
    Is to be Present with God…
    He knows just what to do….
    So let your tears be of joy…
    think of everything,from day to day..
    And you will see:
    God Did it all,he gave Mrs.Mary Ida,
    the strength to see you all grow
    and nurture you.
    God Bless…
    Tamara..
    Phila.Pa.

  • Michelle
    April 14, 2008

    MY PRAYS ARE WITH VANDROSS FAMILY. MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

  • Luther McRae
    April 14, 2008

    All I can say is she is finally
    dancing with her son and other family members. There’s nothing sad in her passing once you truly understand god’s plan.

    Luther

  • Patricia
    April 16, 2008

    I am so sorry to hear about the death of Mrs. Vandross. She is now with her beloved husband and children.

    She touched the lives of so many as did her son Luther Vandross. She can now dance with her husband with the children watching!

  • Robin
    April 16, 2008

    My God bless the Vandross Family.They are all singing and dancing togehter.May God Bless the Vandross family.

  • Michele T.
    April 17, 2008

    My prayers go to the family, especially to aunt Helen. The times we shared were wonderful.I love you dearly.

  • Brenda
    April 18, 2008

    My thoughts and prayers goes out to the Vandross family. Mrs. Vandross has reunited with her husband and her children.

    She can finally dance with both Luther Sr., and Luther Jr.

    May the Vandross family rest in peace with God loving arms around them.

    With much luv,

    Brenda R.
    Alex, VA

  • Donna Bliey
    April 18, 2008

    The Vandross family were once member sof our community in the fifties in the Alfread E.Smith houses lower manhattan in fact Luther was in my brothers class we have old school pix of them togather. I had the privleage of meeting Miss Ida at a concert in Philly many years later where Luther performed. It feels good to have some one frrom the old neighborhood meet with such success as Luther did. I understand there was a service inher memory in the mariones Temple church in the old neighborhood.I no longer resiode in N.Y. but I keep up with events in our area. Condolences to extended family members.

  • Jackie
    April 18, 2008

    My Prayers goes out to the Vandross Family. May God continue to Bless the Vandross Family.

  • aubreee
    April 23, 2008

    this is my aunt it was very said to hear that she has passed but i kno she is happy with all of my cousins and uncle i miss u all love you

  • angelamckennelly
    April 23, 2008

    My heart goes out to the vandross family
    for there loss. Rest in pease mrs.vandross you are in a much
    better place.

  • GreasyGuide
    April 24, 2008

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  • TAMIKO
    May 15, 2008

    MY PRAYERS ARE WITH THE VANDROSS FAMILY. I WISH I COULD HAVE MET HER. I AM AND WILL ALWAYS BE A VERY LARGE FAN OF LUTHER RONI VANDROSS.

  • JOHN TYRONE SEYMORE
    May 17, 2008

    I WAS VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT MARY IDA VANDROSS,I KNOW SHE DANCING WITH HER SON AND THE REST OF HER FAMILY. SHE WILL BE MISS MORE THAN YOU KNOW.BUT I KNOW THAT GOT TOOK HER HOME TO BE WITH HER FAMILY.GOD BLESS MRS VANDROSS,AND REST IN PEACE FOREVER MORE.
    LOVE FROM YOUR FRIEND
    JOHN TYRONE SEYMORE

  • Debi
    May 24, 2008

    This deeply saddens me as I am just finding this out. Mrs. Vandross was a wonderful person and Luther and the rest of his family were blessed to have had her. I remember how gracious she was to all the fans and close celebrity friends of Luther’s during the very difficult time of Luther’s illness. God bless her and may she rest in eternal peace. Heartfelt prayers and best wishes to her family and friends.

  • Shawn Davis
    June 1, 2008

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Vandross family at this time

  • Kathy Woods
    June 9, 2008

    MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE VANDROSS FAMILY
    AND THANK YOU MRS MARY IDA VANDROOSS FOR SHEARING YOUR GIFTED SON WITH HIS BEAUTIFUL VOICE GOD BLESS YOU ALL

  • MJ
    June 19, 2008

    I will miss our weekly chats and your amazing sense of humor

  • MJ
    June 19, 2008

    I will miss our weekly chats and your sense of humor.

  • collegeblogger
    August 6, 2008

    I was not aware that Luther’s mom had passed away. How sad but what a legacy of love she left behind. With a voice like his, I know that Heaven has been blessed.

  • berlynn
    August 7, 2008

    the day of luthers funeral god washed his foot prints away because he walked with god luther and his family were truly an inspiration for millions of people too set things that bother you aside and walk with god everthing will soon be alright.

  • FTA
    December 12, 2008

    From the such I smother tormenting histories heart is covered with blood, in the sky they will meet.

  • kokil döküm
    April 20, 2009

    I admire to your writing

  • Carnell Sorrells
    June 15, 2009

    Ththere's a whole lot of singing up above with Luther Vandross leading the choir,R.I.P
    my friend

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