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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 connie walls in bloomington ill @ 03:36 on Jul 16 2014

frank williams had a voice that could send you to your mansion in the sky

Posted by robinwinbush in highland,ca @ 21:49 on Jul 7 2014

Frank Williams is and always be my favorite gospel singer one his songs I like the most is YOUR GRACE AND MERCY

Posted by Marie Williams in Bronx, NY @ 00:59 on Apr 6 2014

I was not exposed to Frank Williams gospel singing while he was alive. I love all of his music, sorry he is no longer with us. While looking and listening to his different songs, I find myself crying. His music should be played more often, and not a song here and there. There should be a program with just his music. Our young children should be exposed to his music. He is gone but not forgotten.

Posted by davon evans in the bahamas @ 22:28 on Jan 3 2014

when I first listen to frank Williams and the Mississippi mass choir, I didn't check who they were but when I get to know choir and their founder the late frank Williams, their song really touch my life and Mr. frank Williams music and his work ethic really inspires me. Now that he depart this life his legacy will surely lived on and never dies and the choir will carry on the works of the lord weather he's here or not, God's work must go on.

Posted by Rodney Cooley in Vossburg, Ms @ 01:00 on Nov 26 2013

Frank Williams is the reason I fell in love with gospel music. Whenever I would listen to him and the great Miss Mass Choir, it always moved me and still does. They still bring tears to my eyes. Holy Ghost filled.

Posted by Resi Breland in Des Moines, Ia @ 18:30 on Nov 24 2013

I was so sad when I heard that Frank had passed. He was the best gospel singer in the world to me. I first heard him sing "The Old Rugged Cross" and it took my breathe away and set my soul on fire. People at that time said that I could sing. It was my first time singing in church. The Old Rugged Cross touched me so much that I wanted to sing this song. So many people said that I could not do it. I got up on stage and sung that so with all my heart and soul like Frank sang it. Never did I know that the congregation was crying and touched by that song. It changed my life. I have loved listening to Frank Williams every since. I still listen to him today. I will never get tired of listening to him sing. The Jackson Southernaires are my favorite gospel group of all time and Frank Williams is the best singer in the world! You are greatly missed Frank.

Posted by audreythompson in losangeles @ 17:07 on Aug 23 2013

Frank forever in hearts god need him more always in the nation heart

Posted by Donald Buxton in newbritain ct @ 12:37 on Aug 22 2013

Its was a great lost.I loved this man in here his songs was a blessing,it bought me peace and rest.the mississipi mass chior was one of the best.your grace and mercy,old time church,many more,console my heart,mind and soul.excuse me god bless his soul

Posted by wanda mckinney in miami fl @ 06:50 on Jul 19 2013

frank williams song grace and mercy is so spiritual you can feel what he sings in that song it truly up lifts you if you are not save after hearing this powerful song you will want to be saved. truly
he was a GOD send. Frank RIP

Posted by Shauna Redmon in Houston Texas @ 04:21 on Jun 2 2013

I wanted to hear a message from God, therefore I sought to listen to Near the Cross. I then interpret the song once I heard Mississippi Mass Choir singing it. That we must stay near Jesus, at the Cross . I never noticed the lead singer Frank Williams. I had to hear Near the Cross again. I saw the peace and siren posterity of Frank William, a God sent Man. I then looked his history up and found out that he was born on the same date that my father was born on, just in different years. Frank William truly depict the Spirit of the Holy Spirit and like his Father God and Friend Jesus Christ. For such a time as this, I have been helped by Mississippi Mass Choir Anointing. Glory be to God in the name of Jesus Christ and the Anointing of the Holy Spirit. AMEN

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