Another Soldier Gone Home: Mother Emily Bram-Bibby

Gospel discographer Bob Laughton reported to TBGB this morning that Mother Emily Bram-Bibby, National Evangelist and member of the National Advisory Board of the Women’s Department, Church of God in Christ, died yesterday, October 23, at the age of 91.

Bram-Bibby was a recording artist for Savoy Records in the 1950s. Her powerfully piercing vocals were reminiscent of fellow COGIC members Madame Ernestine Washington and Juanita “Arizona” Dranes. Bram-Bibby was a member of Redemption COGIC, Kansas City and was singing at churches and programs as late as last November. More details will be posted as they become available.

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Bob Marovich is a gospel music historian, author, and radio host. Founder of Journal of Gospel Music blog (formally The Black Gospel Blog) and producer of the Gospel Memories Radio Show.


  1. Rest in Peace Mother Emily Bram, she was the greatest singer I’ve ever heard.

  2. She would always tear up “One Day at a Time”. I will miss her in the COGIC Convocations and Conventions



  3. She was a member of Litroe Cogic in Louisiana for her last years on earth

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