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POPULAR GOSPEL SINGER SISTER SCULLY DIES AT 57!

 Sister Scully—-

TRIBUTES from gospel fans and civic leaders have come for gospel singer Sister Scully, who died on Thursday evening, at her home in Spanish Town. She was 57 years old.

As news of her passing made the rounds on social media, dozens of fans including leader of the Jamaica Labour Party, Andrew Holness, offered condolences.

“Today we mourn the passing of one of the most important singers of gospel music in Jamaica. We have all danced to her songs and used them in our praise and worship. RIP Sister Scully,” Holness posted on Facebook.

 

“A wonderful woman of God, Sister Scully. You contributed greatly to the kingdom of God, lived your entire life ministering the gospel, knowing this gives me comfort in your passing…my condolences to your friends and family, you will always be remembered as a legend,” gospel minister and artist DJ Nicholas posted.

The Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) hailed Sister Scully as a pioneer of traditional gospel music in Jamaica.

Andrew Holness

Andrew Holness

“Sister Scully will forever be a part of the KSAC family as we will never forget the continuous support she has demonstrated over the years for various KSAC events such as our annual Gospel On The Waterfront Easter Concert and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. She has truly transformed the lives of many Jamaicans and shall forever be reserved as a stalwart among local and international gospel artists and followers of Christ,” read a post on the company’s Facebook page.

Singjay Jahvinchi also offered his condolences.

Sister Scully, whose given name was Audrey Scully McCowder Hall, is best known for Hurry Up, her signature song. Other popular songs include No Other Blood, Hard Road to Travel and Rolled the Red Sea Away.

— By Simone Morgan

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