David Spearman courtesy of DV and Associates shared this clip of Pastor Shirley Caesar having remarks at the funeral celebration of Inez Andrews.
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Thursday, December 27, 2012 – 7:00 P.M.
Friday, December 28, 2012 –
10:00 AM Visitation
11:00 AM Service
All services will be held at:
Apostolic Church of God
6320 South Dorchester Avenue Chicago, IL 60637
Gospelflava joins others across the world mourning the passing of legendary gospel icon Inez Andrews. Our prayers and thoughts are with her family and friends in Chicago and countless fans around the world.
Andrews was a giant in gospel, having sang with Albertina Walker and the Caravans before beginning a career with her own group. Among her most popular songs are Mary, Don’t You Weep, Lord, Don’t Move the Mountain, He Won’t Deny Me, I’m Willing to Wait and others.
The Stellar Awards announced plans to honor Andrews with the Bobby Jones Legends Award in January.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
Inez Andrews, iconic gospel singer known across the world for her soaring contralto and vocal delivery on Mary, Don’t You Weep will be honored with the Ambassador Bobby Jones Legend Award at the 28th Annual Stellar Awards held on January 19th at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.
Andrews joined the Caravans in 1957 and was featured as a lead soloist on many of the Carvans hits, including I’m Willing To Wait, I’m Not Tired Yet and Make It In. After a stellar career with the Caravans, she left in 1962 and had a huge success with the crossover hit Lord, Don’t Move the Mountain.
The Legendary Caravans were reunited once again to pay homage and celebrate the life of the group organizerand the Queen of Gospel, Dr. Albertina Walker during the celebration services held in Chicago on October 15, 2010 at the West Point Baptist Church. Singing together again were Pastor Shirley Caesar, Evangelist Dorothy Norwood, Inez Andrews, Delois Washington, Gwen Morgan and Loleatta Howard backed by Faith Howard and Just Friends.
The Celebration of Life for the Queen of Gospel Dr. Albertina Walker took place over October 14th and 15th in Chicago, Illinois, the Gospel Music Capital of the World as well as Albertina Walker’s birthplace and home city. The two days of celebration brought the masses from all across the country to pay homage to this Gospel Music Giant. During the Friday Funeral service, the Queen of Soul, the legendary Aretha Franklin was given an opportunity to share her memories of The Caravans and other gospel groups of yesterday as well as give a rousing rendition of I’ll Fly Away, all of which you can watch above. Pictures from the two day celebration will be posted shortly at Gospelflava.com