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Mississippi mourns loss of The Supremes singer, Mary Wilson

By: Sarah Ulmer - February 9, 2021

Mary Wilson, a Greenville native and founder of famed vocal group The Supremes, has passed away at the age of 76. Wilson’s publicist said she “passed away suddenly” at her home in Nevada on Monday and no cause of death was noted.

Wilson met fellow singers Diana Ross, Florence Ballard and Betty McGlown in Chicago, and by the time she was 15, they had become a group called the Primettes. Barbra Martin would later replace Betty McGlown and the group would be renamed The Supremes.

Mississippi joined together in mourning the famous musicians death.

We are saddened by the loss of one of Greenville’s stars, Mary Wilson. Mary was a founding member of The Supremes whose music impacted many greatly. She will be missed. We are sending prayers to her family.

Posted by Tate Reeves on Tuesday, February 9, 2021

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Sarah Ulmer

Sarah is a Mississippi native, born and raised in Madison. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University, where she studied Communications, with an emphasis in Broadcasting and Journalism. Sarah’s experience spans multiple mediums, including extensive videography with both at home and overseas, broadcasting daily news, and hosting a live radio show. In 2017, Sarah became a member of the Capitol Press Corp in Mississippi and has faithfully covered the decisions being made by leaders on some of the most important issues facing our state. Email Sarah: