GMF is sad to report the passing of George Dickens, Jr. The singer died after being shot Saturday afternoon (February 28) at his barbershop in Tarboro, NC, according to WITN News. He was 36 years old.
Dickens is known throughout and beyond North Carolina as a singer, songwriter, and producer. In addition to a string of popular recordings with his family group George Dickens and The Gospel Disciples (including “All I Need,” “Nobody But You,” and “Turnin’ Things Around”), he also penned and was featured on Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson’s hit song “I Made It” (from the album Just Being Me) which won Johnson a Stellar Award in 2007.
Our deepest sympathy is extended to Dickens’ family, friends, group members, and all who mourn his unexpected passing.
Services are entrusted to Hemby-Willoughby Funeral Mortuary, Inc., and arrangements have been announced: Obituary for George Lee Dickens, Jr.
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just introduced to Brother George on youtube today. been jammin "He's All I Need' all day. everybody that past by computer thought they were temptations…i could see why! many gospel singers and groups roots are in the church! Love you in the Lord! God be with all of you and your family. on my way to church when i found out online. God Bless and God help us all to walk in the spirit of the Lord. i do a magazine would love to keep his legacy alive. my email is: amcamencorner[at]gmail.com. please contact me either way and i will respect your wishes!
RIP brother, in the sweet by and by…
Even though I didn't know this very inspiring gospel recording artist…….George Dickens jr………my thoughts and prayers goes out to all of his friends..family…and all his loved ones combined…..my heart aches over this very sad passing.
When you grow up in a gospel music family, the chemistry, the heart cord and the love runs deep. Every family member is a unique person, unique voice and unique brother or sister in Christ. George Dickens, Jr. was unique in our gospel music family and for this reason his voice is irreplaceable!
Our prayers go out to the Dickens family. May God comfort you and help us all glean the great things he brought and left for us to hold dear within our great hope in Christ!
This is horrible praying for the family and fans. Pray the person is caught that took his life. I am a fan and heartbroken.
The person was caught and he killed 2 other innocent people and he in had the police in a stand still and was shot and killed himself
I am sorry that he pass way and I am keeping the family in my prayer and any thing you need me to help I will help. 252-292-4088 My Name is Larry jr.
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