Posts Tagged ‘West Point Baptist Church’

The Caravans honor Dr. Albertina Walker during Funeral Celebration

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srMkRzJWidc

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.

Aretha Franklin honors the Queen of Gospel

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

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