Colin Powell, first Black United States Secretary of State, has transitioned after battling with COVID and cancer. I always admired him for his stand and his political work. I’m praying for all those who knew and loved him.
Actor Charlie Robinson, has passed at the age of 75. He recently suffered with organ failure and cancer. He was best known for his role on the NBC sitcom “Night Court”, where he played Macintosh “Mac” Robinson. Charlie was a Houston native who loved to sing as well. As a teen, he shared his vocal talents with the group Archie Bell and the Drells. The television “court” world will never be quite the same again.
A lot of you may wonder why I titled this blog in that manner and not more professionally. I felt sort of an attachment to the ministry though, and it hates me to even write this. However, one of the greatest Generals of Faith, world-Renowned Pastor, Speaker, Teacher, Minister, Preacher, Father, Husband, Grandfather, and Friend (among many other esteemed titles), has gone on to be with the Lord.
I watched this man minister the Word of God on television for years. I was a true fan. Even though I have a church and I didn’t even live in the state that he pastors in, I was drawn into his ministry by the stand that he took on faith and his love for God. I have gotten the opportunity to purchase several pieces of his literature and it has been a blessing to me as well. Even when his son took over the ministry, I stayed in tune. Here over the last few years, God blessed me to connect with one of his daughters on social media! I have been blessed to develop a friendship and bond with her as well. As a result, this definitely feels more like family.
Please keep his family, church, friends, and everyone who knew and loved him in your thoughts and prayers. “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord…And we know that if our earthly tabernacles were to be dissolved, we have a temple not made with hands waiting for us in the Heavens”…
Dustin Diamond, best known for his role as “Screech”, has passed from lung cancer. He was 44. You can read the article here : https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1256397
Cicely Tyson, actress, has passed at the age of 96. Legendary….is the best word I can think of, to describe her! My thoughts are with her family and friends…She was very well-loved! You can read the article here : https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/01/28/entertainment/cicely-tyson-obit/index.html
Larry King, legendary CNN talk show host, has passed at the age of 87. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and fans. He was indeed a media giant! You can read the article here: https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/23/us/larry-king-dies-trnd/index.html.
Natalie Desselle Reid, best known for her roles on movies “BAPS” and “Madea”, has passed after having suffered colon cancer. Please keep her fans and family in your prayers. You can read the article by clicking on the link.
Alex Trebek, who had battled with pancreatic cancer, passed peacefully this morning surrounded by family and friends. I loved watching “Jeopardy”! and always tried to answer as many questions as I could. I never got too many of them right, but I loved the fun of the game! I send my condolences to his family and friends.
You can read the article here : https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/08/entertainment/alex-trebek-jeopardy-host-death-trnd/index.html
Rance Allen, one of my all-time favorite Gospel artists, has passed, at the age of 71. It was likely due to some complications from a medical procedure he had recently undergone. Rance had worked with Gospel artists such as Kirk Franklin, Deitrick Haddon, Fred Hammond, and many others. Rance was also a minister. He ministered at my church on two occasions. I didn’t get to take a picture with him, but I was blessed to see him in person. Please keep his family and fans in your prayers. You can read the article here : https://www.vibe.com/2020/11/bishop-rance-allen-dies-at-71-reactions.