Gospel music singer Tunesha Crispell has passed away after a bout with cancer. Known as the “lady with the voice like light,” Crispell has a voice that brings the illumination of Christ to the hearts of all who will listen. She is known for her stellar work as the lead singer with James Hall and Worship and Praise and her outstanding solo debut Just As I Am.
Crispell chronicled her cancer journey as seen in the video below. Exhibiting great bravery, Tunesha fought hard in her ongoing battle with cancer and won many times. While deeply saddened by her passing, we are lifting up her son Melvin Crispell III and other family members during this time.
Tunesha has worked with many gospel artists and has been featured on several of Stellar Award nominee, James Hall’s projects including We Are At War, A James Hall Christmas and Live at Lincoln Center in which you may recognize her voice on “God Specializes”, “Sweet Jesus Boy” & “Anything But Fail”. It was while working with James Hall that Tunesha realized it was time for her to pursue a solo career. “I never really thought of myself as being a solo artist,” says Tunesha. “I was comfortable being in the background, kinda blending in, but my experience with James Hall showed me that God had not called me to blend in, but to be different. He instilled the confidence in me that gave me the peace to go forth in what He was calling me to do.”