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Singer/songwriter/producer/organist Melvin Crispell passed today (May 29). This wave of heaviness is being felt throughout the gospel community as the news continues to circulate.
Melvin is noted for his work with Hezekiah Walker, James Hall and Worship & Praise, Tye Tribbett, and his own group, Testimony. His popular compositions include “Jesus is My Help,” “Wonderful is Your Name,” “No Joy, No Strength,” and “Caught Up In The Rapture.”
Our prayers of comfort are with Melvin’s family and friends.
Update (6/4/14): Over the last two days, there have been multiple updates issued regarding the time for the celebration of life services in South Carolina and New York. GMF suggests confirming the information you have obtained by contacting Christopher King’s Funeral Home, to whom arrangements have been entrusted.
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