Wednesday, May 28, 2008

I Didn't Know Until This Evening

I happened to be channel surfing this evening and came across the telecast of a memorial service for one of my favorite gospel singers~ Dottie Rambo.  It seems she was killed in a early morning bus accident on May 11th as she, her manager, his family and others were traveling to a Mother's Day Special at North Richland Hills, Texas.  The others on the bus were injured but are recovering. 

Dottie was 74 years old and a singer and prolific writer of great gospel songs. Many other artists sang her songs, among them Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton and Barbara Mandrell.

One of my favorite gospel songs was written (words & music) by Dottie.  At the memorial service I just watched, singer Sandi Patty sang this beautiful song complete with signing for the hearing impaired.

Here's a link to the video of Dottie singing & signing this great song;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDfwOL3IQ5I

Dottie's daughter Reba and son in law Donnie McGuire carry on her legacy of music.

Rest in peace dear Dottie and thank you for your precious gift of gospel music. 

Dottie Rambo March 2, 1934~May 11, 2008

8 comments:

mariealicejoan said...

I couldn't get the link to work for me Linda, but I expect it was lovely.  I adore gospel music and I am sure I have heard her sing at one time or another.  May she rest in peace.
Marie
http://ayearatoakcottage.blogspot.com/

lcokeley said...

Could you please tell me what channel you saw it on... I would love to see it. Thanks.

jeadie05 said...

Thankyou so much for this link Linda ,what a terrible loss ,Ienjoyed listening to Dottie singing 'We Shall Behold Him ',my prayers for this lovely Lady's family ,how wonderful she signed as she sang ...love Jan xx

ally123130585918 said...

Linda what a beautiful song ~ and sang so well ~ so sad to hear of her passing in such tragic circumstances ~ my prayers go out to her family ~ Ally x

wwfbison said...

I am not familiar with her but what a tragedy.  She must have been quite talented, I will listen to her song you've put up from home.
Lisa

sugarsweet056 said...

Yes I heard of that, & sent up a prayer for her family & friends. She was an awesome singer, what a God given talent she had. R.I.P. dear Dottie.
Sugar

jjdolfin9 said...

I loved Dottie and was saddened when I heard the news.  She was an amazing song writer and a wonderful lady.  She will be greatly missed.
Hugs, Joyce

nelishianatl said...

I loved Dottie Rambo. My husband and I heard about it almost immediately.  It makes me so sad.  But I think about the fact that she had the best Mother's Day ever where she went.  Things will never be the same here without her.  

Nelishia
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