Chicago-born actress, Suzanne Douglas, has died at the age of sixty-four.
The actress who is best known for her role as matriarch Jerri Peterson on The WB sitcom The Parent ‘Hood, starring Robert Townsend in the 90s passed away on Tuesday, July 6.
Her death was reported on social media, Facebook precisely by one Angie Tee, reported to be a cousin of the late actress.
Her post reads: “A beautiful and talented actress made her transition today. She warmed our hearts on movie screens and television sets all over the world. This beautiful soul was my cousin.
“I can remember growing up, there weren’t very many Black actresses who had starring roles but there was my cousin with the lead role in Tap starring alongside great dancers such as Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis Jr. She also performed with Angela Bassett and Whoopi Goldberg in How Stella Got Her Groove Back. The Inkwell, Jason’s Lyric and so much more the list goes on. The world will miss your talent but your soul will live on forever Rest in Paradise my beautiful cousin Suzzane you will be missed RIP.”
Consoling herself with Bible references, Tee added: “Psalm 34:18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
“Psalm 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
Also expressing her feelings with the demise of her friend, Stephanie Moore wrote: “I got to stand beside greatness. Suzanne Douglas Cobb, I love you, dear lady. Thanks for always checking on me and for showing me elegance and grace walking. I’ve got a heavy heart, but I’m blessed to be a part of the legacy you touched. I am better because I knew you.” You can see that note below, as well.