Gladys Beamon Gregory, Chicago Gospel Singer, Dies

Anthony Heilbut alerted TBGB that Gladys Beamon Gregory, member of the famed Little Lucy Smith Singers, died today.
Born in Chicago in 1925, Gregory was a gospel singer’s gospel singer.  She was a member of the original Lucy Smith Trio from All Nations Pentecostal Church on Chicago’s South Side, whose founder and pastor, Elder Lucy Smith, was the first African American minister in Chicago to broadcast her worship services over the radio. 
The Lucy Smith Trio became the Little Lucy Smith Singers (photo, right), with Smith, Gregory, Catherine Campbell, and Sarah McKissick.  Their sweet harmonies were captured on several singles for Leonard Allen’s States label, including their hit, “Somebody Bigger Than You And I.”  They also backed Singing Sammy Lewis on one single.

Information about the homegoing services will be forthcoming as it becomes 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 Gregory. Your Harvey Memorial family we surly miss your presence.

  2. R.I.P. Mother Gregory, your Harvey Memorial family we surely miss your presence.

  3. Stephanie Parker

    She lived such a wonderful life.. She is in the comfort of our Lord & Savior. We will see her again!!!!