Ernestine Rundless of the Meditation Singers Passes Away in Detroit


TBGB is saddened to report that Sister Ernestine Rundless, leader of The Meditation Singers, passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2007 after a lengthy illness.

Born May 4, 1914, Ernestine was one of the mightiest singers on the gospel highway. Her Meditation Singers once included Della Reese as a member and worked with James Cleveland for a time. Sister Ernestine’s impact on gospel music is incalculable.

Condolences may be sent to her daughter, Laura Lee, care of:
Swanson’s Funeral Home
806 E. Grand Boulevard
Detroit, MI
(1-313-923-1122)

Viewing – Friday Feb. 16th
Swanson’s Funeral Home
806 E. Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI

Memorial Musical – Friday Feb. 16th 7:00pm
New Liberty Baptist Church
2964 Meldrum (near Charlevois Street & Mt. Elliott)
Detroit, MI

Funeral Services
Saturday – Feb 17, 2007 10:00am
New Liberty Baptist Church
2964 Meldrum
Detroit, MI 48207
(1-313-921-0118)

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. Sad news. So, another legend of Gospel’s Golden Age went home to be with the Lord.

    RIP Ernestine Rundless.

    Bernd Grimmel

  2. Bob, I’m really sorry to read this sad news.

    So, another legend of Gospel’s Golden Age went to be with the Lord.

    RIP Ernestine Washington.

    Bernd

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