- Deceased's name: Thelma L. Whiteurst
- Age: 82
- Date: October 26, 2012
- Hometown: Markham, Illinois
- Survived by: Five Children: LaVerne Hatch, Lloyd V. Whiteurst, Opal J. Moore, Dianne B. Shaw, Carolyn D. Whitieurst.
She was a legendary soprano soloist and long time member of the Voices of Melody Ensemble and The Wooten Ensemble. Funeral services were Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Chicago Embassy Church, 5848 S. Prince in Chicago, IL. Visitation was held on Friday, November 2, 2012 at Woods Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ltd. (708) 755-2010.