By Libra Boyd
Gospel Music Fever
|Pastor Shirley Caesar-Williams|
During the joyous four-hour service, a host of clergy tributes were interspersed between uplifting musical numbers from the combined choirs of Washington, DC's Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church. Bishop Terence Sykes and Pastor Frenchee Wiggins each rendered stirring hymn solos. Sykes' a cappella rendering of "Great is Thy Faithfulness" gave rise to the morning's first sanctuary-wide praise frenzy, and "To God Be the Glory" as ministered by Wiggins was one of Bishop Williams' favorite songs.
|Elder Hope Mason|
Additional expressions of sympathy were acknowledged from The Clark Sisters, Bishop T.D. Jakes, President Obama, and others.
Archbishop Alfred Owens, Jr., Presiding Prelate of MCHCA and spiritual son of Bishop Williams, delivered the eulogy.
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Pastor Caesar prepares to escort "Daddy Harold," her love of 31 years, to his resting place.