Mr. Pickard was a trailblazer who played with a who's who of gospel, including The Rev. James Cleveland and the Voices of Tabernacle, Albertina Walker, Dorothy Love Coates and the Gospel Harmonettes. Pickard also taught in the Detroit Public School system as a music instructor. He is featured on two Savoy albums; one is an instrumental, and on the other he plays both keyboards and fronts the Pickard Singers. He also recorded with The Mighty Voices of Thunder. "Pee Wee" was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in Detroit in 2001.
Herbert L. "Pee Wee" Pickard departed this world on Friday, February 19, 2016, at the age of 81. According to a posting on Mr. Pickard's Facebook page by a family member, he did not want a funeral and donated his body to science. His loss is mourned by family, friends, and all those touched by his amazing music ministry. (Click here for links to full bio and YouTube uploads of some of Pickard's recordings.)
With great sadness, Triumph Church reports the death of Solomon Willie Lee Kinloch, Sr., the father of Pastor Solomon Kinloch, Jr. During this time of bereavement, Triumph Church is asking for the respect of the family’s privacy by limiting visitation to service times. Please click below for add'l details.
Oakland, CA: Scores of people who never met Walter Hawkins showed up from every corner of the globe this week and squeezed into the Paramount Theater alongside thousands of Oakland natives to bid farewell to the pioneering gospel legend known for creating classic songs such as "Goin' Up Yonder," "Changed," and "Be Grateful."
Our prayers and condolences go out to the family of Rev. Timothy Wright, who passed away early Friday morning at Bronx Veterans Hospital. Rev. Wright was 61 years of age at the time of his death.
Tuesday, April 14th, 7:00 p.m., Memorial Service/Viewing at Perfecting Church, 7616 E. Nevada, Detroit, MI 48234 (313.365.3787)
Wednesday, April 15th, 10:00 a.m., Homegoing Celebration Service, Perfecting Church, 7616 E. Nevada, Detroit, MI 48234 (313.365.3787)
McFall Brothers Funeral Home, 9419 Dexter Ave., Detroit, MI 48206 (313.895.8900) ~ * Flowers will be received at this location.
* The Winans Family wishes to thank everyone for their prayers and continued support. Flowers, donations and well wishes can be sent to Perfecting Church as well.
Press Release issued by Erma Byrd of eByrd Communications (323) 965-5551 email@example.com:
WINANS MUSICAL DYNASTY MOURNS LOSS OF PATRIARCH DAVID "POP" WINANS, 74
Los Angeles, CA - April 8, 2009: After initially suffering a heart attack and stroke in October 2008, David Winans, Sr. the patriarch of the musical dynasty, The Winans Family, passed away quietly @ 4 p.m. CST on Wednesday, April 8, 2009 in Nashville, TN at the Alive Hospice with wife, Delores Winans at his bedside. The Winans Family wish to thank everyone for their prayers and continued support, but would appreciate privacy at this time. Memorial and homegoing services are being planned for Tuesday, April 14 and Wednesday, April 15 at Perfecting Church in Detroit, MI where Winans’ son, Marvin L. Winans, is the Sr. Pastor.