Reverend Al Sharpton delivers the eulogy at the funeral for singer Etta James, who died last week at age 73, at City of Refuge in Gardena, California
Reverend Al Sharpton delivers the eulogy at the funeral for singer Etta James, who died last week at age 73, at City of Refuge in Gardena, California, January 28, 2012.Reuters

Christina Aguilera sang Etta James' classic "At Last" in front of 300 mourners gathered at the funeral of the 73-year old legendary singer on January 28. James, suffering from leukemia, died on January 20.

Stevie Wonder also performed at her funeral.

The funeral service took place at the Greater Bethany Community Church City of Refuge in Gardena, California

Rev Al Sharpton, who spoke at her funeral dwelt on the legendary singer's inspiring career - how she came from a poor family, fought drug addiction and made a successful musical career. The Reverend read a statement from President Barack Obama, who paid tributes to the R&B singer by describing her as "Etta will be remembered for her legendary voice and her contributions to our nation's musical heritage".

The "At Last" song was performed at Obama's inaugural ball in 2008 by Beyonce.