The Gospel Community Continues to Remember Walter Hawkins

Published by Torrence Glenn on Monday, July 19, 2010 at 5:34 pm.

As the gospel community continues to prepare for the musical tribute and funeral for Bishop Walter Hawkins, members of the gospel community to remember and honor him. And yes, I had to put up a throwback photo! The hair! yes! ha!

***Passes mic***

Vashawn Mitchell

Walter Hawkins redefined gospel music as we know it. His music is timeless and will bless the masses for ever!

Myron Butler

“… Bishop Walter Hawkins was the embodiment of a true icon. His music is a treasure chest of classics! I am grateful to God that I got a chance to work with him. He will definitely be missed but his music will continue to live on!!”


Vanessa Bell Armstrong

There will never ever be another one like him. I’ve loved him from the very 1st time I came to meet him. I  loved his kindness and his songs.

Gerald Jones (www.dagospeltruth.com)

My first memories of Gospel music was sitting on the floor and staring at the album “The Hawkins Family Live” and being entranced by the music. I was so young but had no idea the profound affect it was having on me as a child. I remember hearing “Love Is God” and how at the end of the song the harmony was so full and tight! I recognized how incredible “The Hawkins” sound was back then. And to think now that Walter Hawkins wrote some of my favorite songs to date by one of my favorite female artists Tramaine just gives me chills. There is nothing better than hearing Walter & Tramaine on a duet…nothing like it! Walter Hawkins will truly be missed but I am so happy that the world still has the privilege to experience the “ultimate tenor” every day through his gift of song.  Walter Hawkins and the whole Hawkins family have been and will continue to be an inspiration to me and what I do.

***takes back mic***

All of these tributes by some of the biggest names in the gospel community show you just how truly influential he was and how much he will be missed. Make sure you come back tomorrow for my official “tribute.” I think I can finally finish it now. *heavy sigh*

Torrence

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i really enjoyed the music that he’s made and left behind 4 us people in the word 2day because some people have gotten saved of his music came closer to the lord and even just felt the spirit sometimes so lets keep his music playing on the radios and tv shows to keep his memory going



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What a wonderful man! I never met him only had the pleasure of having him minister to my soul nthrough his words and music. I know he was a true man of God because it was his music that made want to seek a more personal relationship with the Lord! Praise God for such a mighty man of God!



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His music emboided the message of love and gratefulness for God’s salvation! I am so glad he allowed God to use him! God Bless him.



Pauline Cunningham Said on

Bishop Hawkins music have ministered to me in such tremendous way. I thank God for that man. It’s marvelous.



BEVERLY Reid Said on

thank you for giving Bishop HAWKINS AND SONGS BECAUSE IS MUSIC AS LIFTED ME SO MUCH AND EVERY WAY BECAUSE HIM AND GOD CHANGE ME REST AND PEACE GOD BLESS YOU



Dolores Said on

Bishop Walter Hawkins will truly be missed and my condolences to the Hawkins Family. All the music tributes were fine but his home-going would have been nice to see. Bishop Hawkins was an I con and his service I sure many people who loved Bishop and couldn’t attend the service would have liked to been apart of the service.

BET in the past have shown the home-going services of many why not Bishop Hawkins? To his church members keep his legacy alive.