Former Lynyrd Skynyrd backup singer Deborah Jo White, who performed under her maiden name “Jo Jo Billingsley,” died June 24 in Cullman, Ala., home of cancer. She was 58.
White toured with Lynyrd Skynyrd for 3 1/2 years before exiting the Florida-based group in August 1977. She was invited to rejoin the group two months later when she warned the band about having a dream about its plane crashing. It did on Oct. 20, killing lead singer Ronnie Van Zant and others.
She later left rock music, becoming a minister and Christian singer in Cullman.