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Rest In Peace Rev Walter Hawkins . . . .

Monday, July 12, 2010

Please listen to hear Rev Walter Hawkins

Today I lost someone whose voice (just like my moms) would lift me up, bring me joy & tears all at the same time. He was an awesome singer & wonderful pastor. Walter Hawkins died of complications with pancretic cancer. This is one his songs that really touched my heart & if you've never heard him sing, you've missed out truly a wonderful treat. I will be praying for his family as I know it is a great loss to them.

In my youth, I can remember gospel music playing all everyday & especially on the weekends when my mom washed our clothes on a scrub board & hung them out to dry. Yes, she was an old school mom. lol I gospel played on Sunday morning, there was no watching tv while getting dressed. You dressed first & then sat nicely until everyone was ready to go to church together. My time has changed but I am trying implement my own changes back to the old time way. No tv til you're dressed & then cartoons only. I need to speak this to me & my husband cause we are often held back by the idiot box. lol

I pray that we all take the opportunity to share with our loved ones how much we love them. Take a walk or eat a healthier meal to walk with them in the future. This is one of the reasons we are on spark to live & be better. The same reason I love being a christian to love greater, live better, do better & be better!

God bless you all & enjoy your day!

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    My favorite Walter Hawkins's song "What is this". Truly, truly will be missed.
    3320 days ago
    wow this is the first of heard of this. I have to tell my hubbie he is a gospel DJ. Prayers for the family.
    3323 days ago
    What a beautiful voice. emoticon It's always sad to hear of someone passing. emoticon
    3323 days ago
    You are right a very great voice! It's great that you have such fond memories and I love how you are making your own traditions.

    Have a blessed day!

    3324 days ago
    Beautiful song and sorry to hear that he passed away Dee. Rutgersmom got it right when she said that "god has another angel for his choir. God bless, love Ann emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3324 days ago
  • CIERAPOET of my fav. I was a choir singer and I need to be again because I know that's one of the Gifts God gave me. His music will last because of all the recordings around. "Going Away" is one of my fav and "Be Grateful" "Changed" I used to sing it loud and clear(at home) and now it reminds me as it plays of those I love who I will love to see...and it will be soon. God bless the family again with His Perfect Peace. In Jesus Name.Yes Lord!

    Roots of our Gospel Music. Gone...but never forgotten. When I was in my early 20's I wanted to sing lead on "Changed" but because I was so shy I didn't use my Gift from God publicly to it's potential. Use your Gifts from God before you lose them. What ever they are. Gospel Music on a Sunday morning was my choice, not my moms or listening to ministers on the tv or radio. I still do that and will keep doing it and teaching my young relatives also.
    Thanks Dee for this post.
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    3325 days ago
    Although the name is not immediately familiar, his face sure is which makes me believe I have seen him preach. Loved the song. Thanks for the link. -- Lou
    3325 days ago
    Thanks for posting, I found a website that you might enjoy. He truly was amazing! God bless and enjoy the rest of this beautiful day in Him.. emoticon

    Much Love,
    Diane emoticon
    3325 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/12/2010 4:09:12 PM
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    3325 days ago
    Thank you! I hadn't heard. He will be missed. What a ministry he had!
    3325 days ago
    Thank you so much for letting me/us know. I had not heard. So sad...such a wonderful person & child of God.
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    God has another Angel for his choir. emoticon emoticon
    3325 days ago
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