Donald McIntyre, Gospel EUR Editor, Passes 1/2/05

From Veda Brown and Black Gospel Promo (www.blackgospelpromo.com):

Donald McIntyre, the editor and force behind Gospel EUR, has died. McIntyre, 45, died Sunday morning in Dallas, Texas, said his mother, Mrs. Betty Hornbuckle.

In speaking with his mother, who of course is grieving, we were able to get some information. Mr. McIntyre, who lived alone, was discovered in his apartment last Friday. When taken to a local hospital, it was determined that he was in a coma and had suffered brain damage and was only able to breathe through life-support.

When asked how she would like for him to be remembered, Mrs. Hornbuckle said Donald was a good son to her. “He was a sweet person; he was my baby and he loved his mama. And I’m gonna miss my baby, He didn’t forget to bring me flowers, I guess I won’t be gettin’ them now, but he gave me flowers while I lived. You don’t hardly find too many young men that have time for their mother, but Donald did.”

In addition to serving as Editor of Gospel EUR, Mr. McIntyre worked as director for Vickie Winans” Shake Yourself Loose” tour; an assistant to the press coordinator for the Stellar Gospel Music Awards Press Room; and as a contributing writer for Gospel Today Magazine. Donald was the project coordinator for the next Dottie Peoples recording (scheduled for January 22nd); tour director for the spring ’05 Mike Matthews gospel play; and an assistant to the Superbowl Gospelfest.

EUR’s Lee Bailey said that he will be missed, but his work will continue… “I was shocked and saddened to hear of Donald’s death, but he’s in a better place now. I will miss Donald’s incredible dedication and enthusiasm to his job as editor and creative force for Gospel EUR. Our plan is to carry on the mission he started.”

In addition to his mother, Mr. McIntyre is survived by his father, Donald McIntyre, Sr.; two siblings, Anthony & Freda; a son, Donald and three grandchildren.

At EUR press time, funeral details were not complete.

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From Bob Marovich, The Black Gospel Blog:

We send our deepest sympathies to Donald’s family and friends on the loss of such a talented and energetic young man. Donald’s mother underscores how important it is, as the Consolers song goes, that we give our loved ones flowers while we are still here. Donald did that, and we should, too.

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.

One comment

  1. My name is Alexis Harris, DOnalad McIntyre was my grandfather. Contact me please 8173192232.

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