• Date Of Birth: November 28, 1941
  • Date Of Death: February 4, 2021
  • Occupation: Singer
  • City: Alton
  • State: Illinois

Jessie Smith (November 28, 1941 – February 4, 2021) was an American R&B vocalist. She began her career singing with musician Benny Sharp, recording as Little Miss Jessie, and became best known as one of the original Ikettes in the Ike & Tina Turner Revue. She later sang backing vocals for various artists, including Dr. John, Paul Williams, Al Kooper, José Feliciano, and Leon Ware.

After her R&B career, she settled in California, married Edward Lucas, and raised her family. In 1990, she returned to her gospel roots at the Monroe Memorial Church, in Alton, Illinois, under Bishop Samuel E. White, and continued to sing in her church.

She died on February 4, 2021, aged 79. – Available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License from Wikipedia.