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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

Reader Comments

Posted by Sharon in Newport News, VA @ 18:59 on Sep 14 2014

It's such a lost that Frank Williams is no longer here. I feel that he left a legacy behind for Gospel Music, and The Choir to continue on as they do. I always love to hear him sing "Near The Cross". I watch the video on you tube. God Bless you, Frank...may your Soul Rest in Peace.

Posted by Tshidi Simelane in SWaziland @ 15:38 on Aug 21 2014

He was the greatest worshiper that ever lived, I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to enjoy his music. I grew up listening to the Mississippi mass choir, I still do.

Posted by connie in ill @ 03:35 on Jul 28 2014

frank was a angel sent god . all his songs are all with him frank you are deeply missed

Posted by connie walls in bloomington ill @ 02:18 on Jul 22 2014

i love hearing him sang i need you to hold my hand

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.

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