a tickle of words to create smiles

Donna Summer, a diva and icon of the disco era, has passed on Thursday, May 17 (2012). As a child of 5 or 6 years old, Donna Summer and the Bee Gees were among my favorites. I was enchanted by the dance music of the seventies. Discotheques were a place where grown-ups went, all dressed up in shine and glam, big hair and frilly clothing. The dance floor was all lit up and the music surrounded you.

Songs like I Feel Love, Last Dance, Hot Stuff and Bad Girls filled the airwaves. Donna Summer epitomized the era! She will be sorely missed, but her music will live on. I was delighted to learn that she became a daughter of Christ a few years ago. I sorry that she suffered from cancer; but, now she is home with God, pain-free and more beautiful than ever.

Here is Susan Munao’s official personal statement about Donna’s death. (I learned she was Donna’s manager from 78 to 86, and has been seen at her side at other more recent events.)

This is not farewell because hope still remains through ‘our faith’. You see Donna was not only a client and a friend…she was my sister. She was the one who God used to bring me into relationship with Him and I am forever grateful that we both believe in eternal life and that through Jesus we will see each other again.

It was evident to anyone who knew her that she loved unconditionally. Donna Summer fulfilled her dream to be a singer, a wife and a mother and shared her amazing talent with all of us, through her voice and music and the songs she wrote which clearly stood the test of time. She impacted us all and although she is credited for being the Queen of Disco, she was so much more than that! Donna was a woman of faith, integrity and valor, yet humble of heart. She had an undying love and devotion to the Lord, her husband, children, grandchildren, family, friends and loyal fans.

For me, I will be forever blessed by my friendship with Donna, our working relationship and sisterhood. This is a great loss we all share, yet in the midst of it I want to be sure we celebrate her and her journey. She was more than she called herself, more than an “Ordinary Girl”!  – Susan Munao

Susan’s words say it all. If you wish to see more on Donna Summer, I found this phenomenal tribute site: http://www.donna-tribute.com/news.htm

Comments on: "in Memory of Donna Summer" (12)

  1. catholicboyrichard said:

    THANKS for adding my post, reblogged from Teresa Rice at Catholibertarian…God bless–and God bless Donna Summer who rests in His arms today.

  2. catholicboyrichard said:

    Reblogged this on catholicboyrichard and commented:
    Adding even more about Donna Summer, specifically her walk with Jesus Christ…her picture is so much more lovely than in the days of skin-tight or revealing wardrobes that made her famous. She looks simply beautiful here, inside and out. God’s peace be with her.

  3. I am so saddened by this news, I had no idea she passed away. She was such a huge part of my childhood..

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  5. Manuel Perez said:

    Donna Summer was a fatihful Christian, even though she wasn’t Catholic. I’ve been a fan since the mid 1970’s when I was a teenager. Her husband, Bruce Sudano has a brother who is a Catholic priest. His name is Father Glenn Sudano, one of the founders of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal.

  6. Manuel Perez said:

    You’re welcome, Dr. Angela and thank you for adding my post. On Donna Summer’s album liners for her last album, ‘Crayons’, she mentions Father Glenn Sudano among family and friends. Father Benedict Groeschel is one of the friars who co-founded the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal with Father Glenn Sudano. As many viewers of EWTN know,Father Benedict appears frequently on that Catholic network. I like his religious order a lot. They’re very similar to the way the Capuchins used to be many years ago,with the long beards and the austere way of life. The Franciscan Friars of the Renewal also do a wonderful job helping the poor and homeless. They’re true sons of St. Francis of Assisi and also have an order of religious sisters.

  7. Carol-Ann said:

    In my early 20’s I loved dancing to Donna’s Bad Girls and many other disco songs. But my greatest memory of her was being able to briefly approach her at church – for we had both turned our lives around and are now sisters in the Lord. I will see her again and plan on (someday) dancing to her singing LIVE in HEAVEN eternally. Amen!

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