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New Orleans Celebrates the Life of Big Freedia's Mother, Vera Ross

Freedia honors her mother and number one supporter with a special community tribute

In the latest episode of Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce, viewers watched as Freedia struggled to stay strong following the death of her mother, Vera. After losing a long battle with cancer, Vera Ross passed away on April 1, 2014.

To honor her mother's 53 years of life that touched many throughout the New Orleans community, Freedia held a tribute at Treme Rec Center. "Today, we're celebrating my mom being here with us for 53 years. She loved the people, she loved the crowd. I just wish she could be here with me today," the bounce star expressed.

Next week's episode of Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce airs Wednesday, July 23 at 11/10c. Find Fuse in your area.

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