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Tuesday 1st June 1993

Producer, singer and record executive dies in March

TOP GOSPEL producer, performer and record executive Frank Williams died in March. He was national director of Malaco Records' gospel division and was a key performer in two of the label's popular acts, the Jackson Southernaires and the Mississippi Mass Choir, which was founded in 1989 and which has been hailed by many as "one of the greatest recording choirs in gospel music history". Williams died of acute cardio respiratory arrest. His sudden and premature death causes a great loss to the world of gospel. CR

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Posted by Debra Watson in Milwaukee, WI @ 03:18 on Jan 13 2018

I will forever praise and thank God for Frank Williams and The Mississippi Mass choir. The music is anointed and has blessed me still today when I am going through my trails,

Posted by Larry Smith in Valdosta Georgia @ 09:29 on Jan 12 2018


Posted by Barbara W Golden in Houston @ 06:58 on Sep 10 2017

Not only can no one else sing NEAR THE CROSS like Frank Williams, Angela Curry and the Miss Mass Choir, no other musicians can compete with them. Even the choir Director was phenomenal and on point with this song. The entire song is on one accord. It will forever be a classic. It truly blesses my soul! RIH, Bro. Williams!

Posted by Paulette Taylor in Owasso @ 06:10 on Sep 5 2017

Loved this man! I was a kid listening to his music. He passed when i was a teenager😥 here i am an adult. Listening, during my prayertime the spirit of GOD dropped God will take care of me in my spirit as a comforting reminder. I utube it james moore and Mr.frank blessed me into a praise to God. God is sooo faithful. He was singing, i said, that man singing like he know something about God. Come on now! Bless the Lord. I love my williams brothers totally.

Posted by Desiree Booysen in Pretoria,South Africa @ 11:02 on May 24 2017

Oh man!! Today,2017-05-24, I'm still listening to the song "near the Cross". Didnt know he passed on. Started performing Mississipi songs when I was 19 years old in 1991. Started with "its good to know Jesus. Was a Hit. Nobody could sing it like I did. Then came "Near the cross". Loved the choir especially Frank Williams. Still do. I think his soul actually found rest now. God bless his soul.

Posted by Marie Williams in Bronx, NY @ 09:58 on May 8 2017

I know that Frank died many years ago. I still listen to his music often at home. He was a great singer and I will always listen to his music as I keep up with the Mississippi Mass Choir. I would like to see more of his wife on TV, where the young and old can share Frank's great music experience, where he will never be forgotten.
His previous leadership, writing and singing is still amazing. I'm and old lady, a Great Grandmother, and Frank was like a family member.

Posted by Beverly Robinson in Brooklyn, NY @ 02:19 on May 7 2017

The song "Grace and Mercy" was brought to my attention by my late mother and whenever I watch the video of Mr. Frank Williams perform I think of my mother. What a beautiful song, what a magnificent voice and an everlasting memory. Thank You and Rest in Peace Mr. Williams.

Posted by B. Gray in Silver Spring, MD @ 23:09 on Mar 30 2017

I listed to the golden voices of the Mississippi Mass Choir all the time. The leader, Mr. Frank Williams has a voice like no other. I have several recordings of the Mississippi Mass Choir on many of my devices. Just learned today when a co-worker was listening to the famous "Near the Cross" recording with me that he died some years. Although his death was over 10 years ago, I send my condolences to all his love ones. RIP Mr. Williams. through your music and song, you will forever live in our HEARTS!

B. Gray

Posted by darlene in md @ 02:37 on Mar 26 2017

i love all his songs and it made me sad when he was in pain on grace and mercy video r.i.p. with pop
Harvey Watkins

Posted by Deborah Bougard in Fayetteville, North Carolina @ 21:18 on Mar 21 2017

Mr. Williams voice was angelic. I love his songs and both my mother and my sister both who have passed on loved him too. Your Grace And Mercy is one of my favorites. This song has helped me through some of the most difficult times in my life. That voice was a true blessing from God. R. I.P.

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