Brother Joe Watson of Mississippi Blind Boys Passes Away


From Mrs. Henry Thomas-Harrison of Down Home Gospel Productions in Chicago:

Brother Joe Watson of The Blind Boys of Mississippi passed away Monday, February 5th, 2007 at 7:55 p.m. at Yale Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut.

Brother Joe Watson joined the Blind Boys of Mississippi in 1975. He was 64 years old, the youngest in the group. His funeral will be Friday, February 16th in Kannapolis, North Carolina.

Funeral services at:

New Life Baptist Church
1281 Biscayne Drive
Kannapolis, NC
Rev. Terry Moody officiating

Another soldier gone home. RIP Joe Watson.

About Bob Marovich

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.

2 comments

  1. THE ORIGINAL FIVE BLIND BOYS OF MISSISSIPPI ARE HEART FELT INDIVIDUALS. THEY HAVE TAUGHT ME WHAT HARD WORK IS AND DEDICATION. I KNOW I WILL NEVER MEET SUCH GOD FEARING AND GOD PRAISING MEN EVER THESE DIAMONDS ARE RARE

    LOVE YOU JOE, CHARLES, KIRK, ROBERT LEWIS, JESSIE, JR, BASEMAN AND SANDY.

  2. THE ORIGINAL FIVE BLIND BOYS OF MISSISSIPPI ARE UNITED AS ONE IN PERFECTION THEY WILL EXCEPT NOTHING LESS OF THEMSELVES!!!!. JOE I MISS YOU VERY MUCH AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART..LISTEN TO THE WORDS IN EVERY SONG THAT THEY SING IT HAS MEANING, IT’S NOT JUST WORDS..ACTUALLY THEY KNOW WHAT WE ARE GOING THROUGH IN THIS LIFE SO LISTEN…THESE DIAMONDS ARE RARE.

    A LOVING FRIEND !!!!!

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