Andraé Crouch’s Celebration of life ceremonies will take place on Tuesday, January 20 and Wednesday, January 21 at West Angeles Church of God In Christ, 3600 Crenshaw Blvd in Los Angeles, California. Both services will be open to the public. The gospel pioneer passed away on January 8, 2015 after suffering a heart attack. He was 72.
Tuesday’s viewing will be from 2:00-5:00p.m. The Tribute Celebration begins at 7:00 p.m. The viewing on Wednesday will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00a.m. PT. The Celebration of Life starts at 11:00a.m. PT.
“People are coming from all over the world to say goodbye, from as far away as Japan and South Africa,” says publicist Brian Mayes. “Sandra Crouch and everyone on Andrae’s team appreciate the outpouring of love and support from the fans, media and music community. He would have been completely overwhelmed.”
The funeral will be officiated by Bishop Kenneth Ulmer, pastor of Faithful Central Bible Church in Inglewood, CA. The eulogy will be delivered by gospel recording artist and pastor, Marvin Winans of Perfecting Church-Detroit, MI. The celebrity filled services will include appearances and performances by Rev. Jesse Jackson, Yolanda Adams, Kurt Carr, Donnie McClurkin, Donald Lawrence, Karen Clark-Sheard, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Fred Hammond, BeBe Winans, CeCe Winans, Hezekiah Walker, Kirk Franklin, Dr. Bobby Jones, Kim Burrell, Pastor Shirley Ceasar, Byron Cage, Edwin Hawkins, Lynette Hawkins-Stephens, David and Nicole Binion, Erica Campbell, Smokey Norful, Richard Smallwood, Israel Houghton, Bryan Duncan, Ledisi, Tata Vega and more. An all-star band has been assembled by Mano Hanes and Bill Maxwell, including an 80-voice choir.
In addition, video tributes will be shown from Bishop T.D. Jakes, Kenneth Copeland and Michael W. Smith.
Andraé Crouch’s accolades include 7 Grammy Awards, 6 GMA Dove Awards, an Academy Award nomination for The Color Purple, induction into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His songs have been recorded by everyone from Elvis Presley to Paul Simon, and he worked as a producer and arranger with many of music’s top artists, including Michael Jackson, Madonna, Quincy Jones, Diana Ross, Elton John and many others. Andraé can also be heard on Michael Jackson’s hit singles “Man in the Mirror,” “Keep the Faith,” “Will You Be There” and “Earth Song.”
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