Etta James remembered as triumphant trailblazer (AP)

Singer Etta James's picture is seen next to her casket during a funeral, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at Greater Bethany Community Church City of Refuge in Gardena, Calif. James died last Friday at age 73 after battling leukemia and other ailments, including dementia. She was most famous for her classic 'At Last,' but over her decades-long career, she became revered for her passionate singing voice. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)AP – Rev. Al Sharpton says Etta James should be remembered as a woman and an artist who “turned her pain into power.”

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