More Losses: Sarah McKissick, Dr. Robert Wooten

Rev. Lawrence Roberts informed TBGB that Sarah McKissick passed away March 25. Sarah was a member of the Little Lucy Smith Singers and Dorothy Norwood Singers. Last year, she celebrated her 87th birthday in the company of members of the Atlanta chapter of the Gospel Announcers Guild.

From Regina:

HOMEGOING SERVICES FOR MOTHER SARAH ROEBUCK MCKISSICK WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 2008 @11AM AT MT. PATMOS BAPTIST CHURCH 2207 CANDLER RD. IN DECATUR,GA 30032,REV. RALEIGH RUCKER, PASTOR OFFICIATING.

A MUSICAL CELEBRATION WILL BE HELD IN HER HONOR ON FRIDAY, APRIL 4TH FROM 6PM TO 8PM AT THE SAME CHURCH LOCATION. RALEIGH RUCKER FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS. 404.288.7015

Dennis Cole, president of the Chicago Area Gospel Announcers Guild, just informed me moments ago that Dr. Robert Wooten, founder of the Wooten Chorale Ensemble, passed away this morning (March 27). The Wooten Chorale Ensemble was organized in 1949, a year after Rev. Milton Brunson formed the Thompson Community Singers, making it the second community choir formed in Chicago.

Please hug your local gospel legends, and tell them how much you appreciate their service, because too many are leaving us these days.

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. HOMEGOING SERVICES FOR MOTHER SARAH ROEBUCK MCKISSICK WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 2008 @11AM AT MT. PATMOS BAPTIST CHURCH 2207 CANDLER RD. IN DECATUR,GA 30032,REV. RALEIGH RUCKER, PASTOR OFFICIATING. A MUSICAL CELEBRATION WILL BE HELD IN HER HONOR ON FRIDAY, APRIL 4TH FROM 6PM TO 8PM AT THE SAME CHURCH LOCATION. RALEIGH RUCKER FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS. 404.288.7015

  2. Regina, thank you for the information. Best, Bob

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