Monday, June 20, 2005

Ron Winans: In Memory

By the time people began to dive into the heavy dosages of spirited, quality gospel on the "Friends & Family V: A Celebration" project from Ron Winans, we would be surprised to hear of his sudden departure from this world. Ron Winans, second eldest brother of the ten Winans' dynasty, passed away on June 17, 2005 at Harper Hospital in Detroit due to serious heart complications. He was only 48 years of age, and even though he passed away so suddenly, he left behind more than realized. Best known for his graceful vocals on several of the Winans' prominent hits and for co-writing the infamous "Uphold Me", Ronald moved into his own destiny by recording his legendary "Friends & Family" projects. And even though some of those collections are truly hard to find these days since they were independently released, it features some of Gospel's unforgettable moments, all thank to Ron.

Ronald Winans also experienced a breakthrough in 1997 when he was literally brought back to life after suffering a massive heart attack. Since recovering that event, Ron went on the road proclaiming his miracle and speaking of God's goodness over his life while serving faithfully at his brother's church, Perfecting Church; pastored by Marvin L. Winans. PRAYZEHYMN expresses deeply our sympathy to the Winans Family over Ron's sudden departure. We truly will miss him...

The following events have been arranged to celebrate the life of Ronald Winans, courtesy of the Winans Family.

The Family Visitation will take place on June 23rd at 6 PM, followed by a Musical Tribute at 7 PM, at the Perfecting Church in Detroit. On June 24th, there will be a Celebration Service at Straight Gate Church in Detroit at 11 AM. All services are open to the public.

Letters of sympathy to the Winans family can be sent to The Perfecting Church, 7616 East Nevada St., Detroit, MI, 48234. All cards and flowers for the family should be sent to Perfecting Church.

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