Delores Chandler Matthews, Charter Member of the Tommies, Passes

By Bob Marovich

Yvonne Seabrooks, President of the Chicago Area Gospel Announcers Guild, reported today that Delores Chandler Matthews, an early member of the Thompson Community Singers and one of the choir’s first musicians, passed away.

Matthews was among the first members of the Reverend Milton Brunson’s famed community youth choir and was the organ accompanist, while Robert Williams was the piano accompanist.  She was also a member of the Chandlerettes gospel singers and a longtime member of the Metropolitan M.B. Church on Chicago’s West Side.

Arrangements are as follows:
Musical Tribute
Friday, April 21
7:00 pm

Homegoing Celebration
Saturday April 22
Visitation 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Service 11:0 am

Metropolitan M. B. Church
2151 West Washington Blvd
Chicago, Illinois 60612
Rev. E. R. Williams III – Pastor

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.

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