A tremendous loss to the R&B, Soul, and Funk community. Sharon was a great singer and performer, with a rich history that colored her interpretation of her music. There's a good article courtesy of Rolling Stone about her background. You can find it here...
"In venues filled with people half her age, Jones was the most dynamic person in the room, bolting onstage and commanding the crowd like her idol James Brown. It was homage without mimicry; respecting the soul and funk elders that defined the genres while displaying seemingly boundless vitality. Jones' power was the ability to straddle the line between thankful humility, born out of late-in-life success, and boastful performer."
There's some good video embedded in the article, including a surprise visit by Prince. I don't have this in my collection yet, but something tells me it will be soon.