Mary Ida Vandross
Summary: mother of the late rhythm-and-blues legend Luther Vandross (d. 2005) who was the last surviving family member in the immediate Vandross family, having lost her husband, all four of her children, and only grandson to either strokes or diabetes.
Cause of Death: Complications from encephalitis
Born: November 18, 1922
Died: April 14, 2008
Location: Richmond, Virginia