Etterlene Debarge is an American gospel singer, songwriter, and matriarch who was one of twelve children and has a twin sister. In her memoir Other Side of the Pain, she candidly shared her personal struggles with marriage and parenting in the limelight. Not only did this book provide an honest insight into her home life, but also documented her children’s rise to success despite their trials under media scrutiny.
Etterlene Debarge Parents
Etterlene Debarge’s father name is, James Abney. Growing up, her family moved to a housing project located in Detroit’s east side called the Brewster-Douglass housing projects where she lived as a child. She was born on October 13, 1935 in Royal Oak, Michigan, U.S. She is 87 years old, as of 2023.
Etterlene Debarge Husband
Etterlene met Robert DeBarge, a French-English Army veteran from Cicero, Illinois in 1952. After their marriage the following year they moved to Detroit where they had ten children and eventually relocated to Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1972 due to her brother’s job as pastor of Bethel Pentecostal Church.
Etterlene Debarge Age, Height
Etterlene Debarge height is 5 feet 5 inches tall or 1.65 m or 165 cm. Her body weight is not known. She has dark brown eyes and has brown hair. She was born on October 13, 1935 in Royal Oak, Michigan, U.S. She is 87 years old, as of 2023.
Etterlene Debarge Children And Grandchildren
- Etterlene “Bunny” DeBarge (born March 10, 1955)
- Robert “Bobby” DeBarge, Jr. (March 5, 1956 – August 16, 1995)
- Thomas “Tommy” DeBarge (September 6, 1957 – October 21, 2021)
- William “Randy” DeBarge (born August 6, 1958)
- Mark “Marty” DeBarge (born June 19, 1959)
- Eldra “El” DeBarge (born June 4, 1961)
- James DeBarge (born August 22, 1963)
- Jonathan Arthur “Chico” DeBarge (born June 23, 1966)
- Carol “Peaches” DeBarge (born June 5, 1970)
- Darrell “Young” DeBarge (born June 5, 1970)
In addition to Etterlene’s children, she has dozens of grandchildren, several of whom are involved in the entertainment industry as well. She lives in California at present and enjoys spending time with her grandchildren.
How Much Is The Net Worth Of Etterlene Debarge?
As a religious woman, Etterlene, a famous mother and grandmother of five famous children, released a gospel album under the name De Barge Family in 1991, which featured her famous children.
She released a second gospel album in 2005, called A City Called Heaven, which has gained her the title of “Mama D” in the eyes of her grandchildren. Her net worth is $10 M, as of 2023.