Albertina Walker Passes Away, Funeral Arrangements Announced
October 14, 2010 at 7:15 AM (PT)
Gospel legend ALBERTINA WALKER, known as the QUEEN OF GOSPEL, passed away last FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8th from respiratory failure at RML SPECIALTY HOSPITAL in CHICAGO. WALKER was 81.
A funeral service will be held TOMORROW (10/15) at 11a (CT) at WEST POINT BAPTIST CHURCH in CHICAGO. A musical salute will be held at APOSTOLIC CHURCH OF GOD TONIGHT (10/14) at 7p in CHICAGO.
WALKER was the founder of the CARAVANS and a protege of MAHALIA JACKSON. She recorded over 60 albums, earned five Gold records and won a GRAMMY in 1995.