Archive for the ‘Life Status (Births & Obituaries)’ Category

Funeral Arrangements for Delores Carr

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Funeral arrangKurt Carr ISHDIements have been announced for Delores Carr, mother of Kurt Carr.  They are as follows:

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
Visitation 11am to 12noon
Homegoing Celebration Noon to 1pm

Hopewell Baptist Church
280 Windsor Ave, Windsor, CT

GOSPELflava joins those around the country praying for the family during their time of bereavement.

 

Funeral Arrangements For Mother Mildred Bell

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Funeral arrangemenVanessa Bellts have been made for Mother Mildred Bell, wife of Elder Jesse Bell and mother of Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Charlene Bell and Margaret Bell are as follows:

Memorial Service

Friday, March 21, 2014 6:00pm-8:00pm.

Greater Mt. Everett Church of God in Christ

631 E. 8 Mile Rd.,

Ferndale, Michigan

 

Funeral Service:

Saturday, March 22, 2014 10:30am,

Fountain of Life & Praise Church,

8051 Ohio St., ( at Tireman)

Detroit, Mi

GOSPELflava joins others across the nation in praying for the Bell family during their time of bereavement.

Iconic Radio Personality Edna Tatum Passes

Friday, March 14th, 2014

On the heelsEdna Tatum of the closing of the GMWA Board Meeting in Los Angeles comes word of the passing of one of Gospel music’s distinctive voices, the legendary Edna Tatum has passed away after enduring some health challenges.  A tribute service honoring her for her contributions to Gospel music was held this past January.

Known as the “Voice” of the Gospel Music Workshop of America, Edna Tatum found great joy as a  gospel radio announcer in Los Angeles. She caught the attention of Reverend James Cleveland and introduced him and the Southern California Community Choir on several occasions including the Live at Carnegie Hall LP as well as Rev Cleveland’s last recording with SCCC, Having Church .  In 1996, she was joined by Billy Preston for the compilation of a words and music disc.  Her voice can also be heard on projects from Kurt Carr and the Kurt Carr Singers, Bishop Walter Hawkins and the Love Center Choir’s 25th Anniversary Celebration and  Rev. Daryl Coley.  

Funeral Services are as follows:

Musical Tribute – Tuesday – March 25, 2014 – 7 PM
Homegoing Celebration Service:
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 – 10 AM

Mt. Moriah Baptist Church
4269 S. Figueroa St. – Los Angeles, CA 90037
323.846.1950

Mighty Brooklyn Skyways Founder Willie Connell Johnson Passes

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Thoughts and prayers goSkyways out to Malaco Music Group Gospel Division Director D. A. Johnson in the passing of his father, Willie Connell Johnson last week in Jamaica, New York.  The elder Johnson founded the Mighty Brooklyn Skyways quartet recording for Peacock Records and later for Savoy Records.

Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, March 14th at the Holy Nazarene Deliverance Ministry, 237 Ralph Avenue in Brooklyn.

 

The Passing of Henry Hanq Neal

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

GOSPEHanq NealLflava has been informed of the passing of Minister Henry Hanq Neal as a result of complications after suffering a massive heart attack earlier during the week.  Neal is a recognizable fixture in Gospel music circles having performed with, the Pentecostal Ambassadors,  Donald Vails’ Choraleers and more notably with the late Rev. James Cleveland and the Gospel Music Workshop of America.

An accomplished singer, songwriter, choir director and musician, Neal relocated to Houston, Texas in 1984 to serve at a small Windsor Village United Methodist Church under Reverend KirbyJohn Caldwell.  At the time, the choir began with a modest 25 voices.  Under Neal’s tenure, the choir grew from one to five choirs with over 500 active participants.  Neal was serving in music ministry at the Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church in Houston at the time of his passing.

Praying for JJ Hairston and Family

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

jjhairston2GOSPELflava extends sympathies to JJ Hairston in the loss of his mother, Evangelist Sandra Johnson. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 20th at the Mt Sinai Cathedral, 1916 Fulton Street in Brooklyn, NY. Visitation begins at 5 and the service of celebration following at 7 pm

Funeral Services Honoring Gospel Legend Dr. Charles G. Hayes

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

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GOSPELflava joins others across the country and the world in remembering the life’s work of Dr. Charles G. Hayes (known as Father Hayes), founder and pastor of Chicago’s Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer who passed away on Wednesday, February 13th.  Active in the GOSPEL music ministry for over 50 years, Father Hayes and the choir have travelled extensively throughout the US and abroad proclaiming the good news in song.  Funeral services celebrating his life are as follows:

 

 

Father Hayes arrangements

Passing of Gospel Legend and Radio Angel Dr. Morgan Babb

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

babbsNoted preacher, pastor, singer, disc jockey and businessman Dr. Morgan Babb transitioned from this life on Friday, February 7th at the age of 84.  Babb and his brothers united to form the Radio Four in the early 50s recording for Republic and Nashboro Records.  He served as lead singer, songwriter and accompanist for the group.  Babb would later relocate to Nashville and begin a 50 + year stint as a gospel music disc jockey.

Read more on the legacy of Dr. Morgan Babb here: passing of Dr. Morgan Babb

Hear his rendition of Pray for Me

Funeral Arrangements for Dr. Joyce Taylor

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Joyce Taylor FuneralThe Gospel community mourns the passing of Dr. Joyce Taylor, lead singer for the famed Institutional Radio Choir. Known for her fiery, evangelistic vocal delivery, Taylor’s voice  rang out on a number of Institutional’s hits including I Feel The Spirit Moving, If You Hold Out, Let’s Go to the Top of the Mountain, Behold and Come Over Here to Stay Lord.

 

Baby News For Tish And Eric Dawkins

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Baby DawkinsCongratulations to model Tish and singer/songwriter/producer Eric Dawkins on the birth of their first child over the holidays. A son, Parker Alexander Dawkins is the new addition for the happy couple who married back in 2012. Parker shares a birthdate with Eric Dawkins’ father. We are both so in love with this baby,” the couple exclaims. “God has truly blessed our lives with Parker Alexander!”