Everyone knows the name Mavis Staples these days, which is great. But Mavis grew up singing with her family– her dad, Pops Staples and sister Yvonne. Yvonne also took care of the family business. Until a few years ago she organized Mavis’s solo career as well. You can hear Yvonne on all the great Staples Singers hits, from “Crying in the Chapel” to “I’ll Take You There” and “Respect Yourself.” I knew her for a long time, she was so lovely and a great pal. I enjoyed seeing her so much and missed her a lot in the last few years as she became unable to travel. She was just one of the sweethearts of the world and of the music world. She will be sorely missed by her family and close friends, and I will miss seeing her.