Summary: widow of New Orleans musician Ernie K-Doe (d. 2001), the self-styled "Emperor of the Universe" known for his 1961 No. 1 hit Mother-in-Law, who in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina flooded the Ernie K-Doe Mother-in-Law Lounge (a club founded by the musician) became a provider after the storm, cooking up pots of red beans and rice for anyone passing by the lounge.
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Born: February 3, 1943
Died: February 24, 2009
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana