Lee Williams of the Spiritual QC’s dies at 75 [Arrangements Added]

Lee Williams of the Spiritual QC’s has died. The quartet great’s death was announced Monday, August 30, on the group’s official Facebook page.

“It is with our deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of our fearless leader, Dr. Lee Williams,” the post read. “We thank God for allowing him to Stop By On His Way Home, and though he has moved from his temporary house, the love, the memories and the music will linger on. We will always remember that to Give Up is not an option if we want to be Welcomed Home.”

Despite health challenges in recent years, Williams continued to perform with the QC’s until retiring in 2018. (Read “Living Legends Concert” honors Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC’s as Williams readies for retirement.) In 2011, Williams commented to GMF that he intended to travel and minister with the multi award-winning Tupelo-based group “as long as [God] lets me.”

Our deepest sympathy is with the entire Williams family, the Spiritual QC’s, and the gospel music community. A man of remarkable talent, resoluteness, and humility is now at rest. A memorial service sponsored by the City of Tupelo is set for 4 PM CT on Saturday, September 11, at Gumtree Park. The homegoing celebration takes place Sunday, September 12, at the BancorpSouth Arena at 1 PM CT. Additional details are on the flyer below.

Lee Williams' final service arrangements

Journal of Gospel Music’s Bob Marovich wrote a brief bio of Lee Williams and the Spiritual QC’s that you can read here.

2 Replies to “Lee Williams of the Spiritual QC’s dies at 75 [Arrangements Added]”

  1. I AM DEEPLY SADDEN TO HEAR OF THE PASSING OF MR LEE WILLIAMS. I KNOW HE IS UP THERE WITH ALL THE OTHER GOSPEL GREATS THAT HAVE GONE TO GLORY TO MULTIPLY THAT GREAT HEAVENLY CHOIR.I HAVE SO MANY OF HIS TAPES AND CDS AND I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN INSPIRED BY THE WORDS THAT EACH OF HIS SONGS SANG ABOUT AND I WILL TRULY MISS HIM UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN UP THERE IN GLORY.

  2. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I have gone to his shows many times with Melvin Lyles (Radio Show). May he rest in Peace!

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