Anita Pointer Biography and Family Members

American singer-songwriter , Anita Marie Pointer , best known as a founding member of the vocal group the Pointer Sisters died at 74. Today we will see a short biography of Anita Pointer, after all, who is Anita Pointer, what is he famous for, who are Anita Pointer parents, how many siblings are there, we will also know about his family members as well as about his love life. 

Let’s see, is Anita Pointer married or not, if yes, who is Anita Pointer’s Husband, how many kids he has, career and many more……let’s see the important facts of his whole life from birth to Death, so stay with us.

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Anita Pointer Personal Information :

Pointer was born on January 23, 1948 in Oakland, California, US. Pointer was born in Oakland, California and raised in Arkansas, where her grandparents  lived in Prescott. Pointer died from cancer on December 31, 2022 in Los Angeles, at age of 74.

She attended fifth grade at McRae Elementary, seventh grade at McRae Jr. High, and tenth grade at McRae High School. 


American singer-songwriter

Full name

Anita Marie Pointer

Nick name 


Date of birth 

January 23, 1948

Age on 2022

74 Years

Birth place 

Oakland, California, U.S.

Death Day

December 31, 2022 

Death Place

Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Death Cause




Race/ Ethnicity 









McRae Elementary
McRae Jr. High
McRae High School


5 feet 4 inches

Net worth (approx)

$5 million
(At death time)

Anita Pointer Parents : Father and mother

Anita Marie’s Father name is Reverend Elton Pointer and Mother is Sarah Elizabeth. Her father was a preacher. Her Parents have six children- four Daughters and two Sons.

  1. Ruth Pointer
  2. June Pointer
  3. Bonnie Pointer
  4. Aaron Pointer
  5. Fritz Pointer
  6. Anita Marie

Anita was  fourth of six children to Sarah Elizabeth  and Reverend Elton Pointer . Anita was the second-oldest of the four sisters.

Father’s Name

Reverend Elton Pointer 

Mother’s name 

Sarah Elizabeth

Anita Pointer Siblings : Brother and Sister

Anita Marie’s Had Five siblings.

  1. Ruth Pointer (Sister)
  2. June Pointer (Sister)
  3. Bonnie Pointer (Sister)
  4. Aaron Pointer (Older Brother)
  5. Fritz Pointer (Older Brother)

Pointer’s older brother, Aaron Pointer who was an MLB player and later NFL referee. 

Anita Pointer sisters
 Anita Pointer sisters

Her two Younger sisters are Bonnie and June. her sister Bonnie Pointer died in 2020, at aged 69.Her sister June died in 2006 due to cancer at aged 52.


Five siblings

Brother’s Name

Older brother- Aaron Pointer

Sister’s Name

younger sisters-  Bonnie , June

Anita Pointer Marital Status and Husband Name

Pointer was married two times . In December 1965, at age 17, Pointer married David Harper and They divorced later in 1966.

They had a one child daughter, Jada Rashawn Pointer who was  born on April 9, 1966. 

After Divorce from  David Harper in 1966,  again In October 1981, Pointer married Richard Gonzalez. Pointer and Gonzalez later divorced again.

Marital Status

Married two times

Spouse (Fiance)

David Harper (Married 1965 – Div 1966)

Richard Gonzalez (Married 1981 – Div …)

Anita Pointer Childrens : Son and Daughter :

Pointer had a one child daughter, Jada Rashawn Pointer who was  born on April 9, 1966 with her first marriage. Her Only daughter Jada Rashawn Pointer died of cancer in june 2003, aged 37 . her granddaughter’s Name is , Roxie McKain Pointer.


One child daughter

Son’s Name


Daughter’s Name

Jada Rashawn Pointer

Anita Pointer Other Relatives :

Her cousin, Paul Silas, was an NBA player and head coach.

Other Relatives

Paul Silas

Anita Pointer Career: 

While studying at McRae High School, she learned to play the sax and joined the McRae High school band.

In 1969, Pointer quit her job as a secretary to join her younger sisters Bonnie and June to form The Pointer Sisters.

Pointer Sisters’ most popular songs, “Jada,” was released on their debut album in 1973.

The Pointer Sisters group won three Grammys throughout their career – scored their first hit single with “Yes We Can Can”, which was on their 1973 debut album.

Anita Pointer Trivia :

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