Homegoing services for celebrated gospel singer Inez Andrews, former member of the legendary Caravans have been announced. Andrews died Wednesday, Dec. 19 at age 83. The services were announced Friday, Dec. 22.
Thursday, December 27, 2012 – 7 p.m.
Friday, December 28, 2012
10 a.m. Visitation
11 a.m. Service
All services will be held at:
6320 South Dorchester Avenue Chicago, IL 60637
Andrews got her start as a member of The Caravans in the 1950s and early 60s. She also wrote songs that many artists recorded. It was the Caravans’ Inez Andrews-led version of the old spiritual “Mary Don’t You Weep,”that is considered one of the most memorable gospel performances of the era. Andrews was also known for her signature song, “Lord Don’t Move That Mountain.”
According to the Chicago Tribune, Andrews described the legacy she wanted to leave behind. “I’d like to be remembered as a person who lived the life they sang about,” Andrews said in the Tribune interview. “And I would hope that my conduct in life would be such that someone would want to see me again on the other side.”
article courtesy of TheExaminer.com