Famous Gravesites and Epitaphs Singer Bessie Smith

About the final resting place of singer Bessie Smith including location, gravestone description and epitaph.


BESSIE SMITH, U.S. singer, 1894?-1937

Where Buried: Mount Lawn Cemetery, Sharon Hill, Pa.

Gravestone: Rectangular gray-black granite monument, erected in 1970 by singer Janis Joplin and a woman who had scrubbed Bessie Smith's floors as a child.

Epitaph: "The Greatest Blues Singer in the World Will Never Stop Singing."

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