Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Shirley Joiner, co-founder of the Southeast Inspirational Choir, Passes Away

Bill Carpenter and Gregory Gay informed TBGB that Shirley Joiner, beloved founder of the Southeast Inspirational Choir and member of the BCS Trio, passed away on Monday, March 16.

The Southeast Inspirational Choir launched many careers, most notably that of Yolanda Adams.

Gospellyfe.com has the story below.

http://www.gospellyfe.com/2009/03/from-labor-to-reward-shirley-joiner.html

Information on Mrs. Joiner's homegoing services will be forthcoming as it becomes available to the public.

TBGB expresses its sincerest sympathy to the late Ms. Joiner's family, friends, colleagues and the legions of musicians and singers who loved her and learned from her.

3 comments:

Joseph M said...

A Houston Gospel Legend, RIP.

Anonymous said...

It is most hurtful and unbelievable that Yolanda Adams didn't attend Ms. Shirley Joiner's funeral, neither in person, nor by letter, condolence, telephone, telegram or video gram, just as she didn't show for Brenda Waters and Carl Preacher’s home going services. Everyone knows that Brenda, Carl and Ms. Shirley trained Yolanda, launched her career and opened the door to her present fame. How sad that she didn't pay final respect to her mentors. This is a sad message to send out to the young, i.e., we can be mentored, trained, tutored, taught, and carried then walk away from those who cared for us. This is wrong because we are to honor those who have instructed us in the Lord (1Thes 5:12-13). Unlike many pastors, mentors make us greater than themselves with pleasure and this is a wonderful thing. I appreciate the work of all our mentors because they don't have to do anything for us but do so because they love us and want to bring the best out of us. It is so sad Yolanda blew her final opportunity to show gratitude to Brenda Waters, Carl Preacher, and Ms. Shirley publically in her final hour because failure to do is disrespectful to our deceased mentors that we loved so much. Thank you Brenda Waters, Carl Preacher and Ms. Shirley for the love you gave us that inspired us and the world to become a better place. And I'm so sorry that Yolanda has forgotten where you all brought her from but I must say, we all know that you all made her. This will never be forgotten. TTYL in glory!

Truthfully Yours said...

It is most hurtful and unbelievable that Yolanda Adams didn't attend Ms. Shirley Joiner's funeral, neither in person, nor by letter, condolence, telephone, telegram or video gram, just as she didn't show for Brenda Waters and Carl Preacher’s home going services. Everyone knows that Brenda, Carl and Ms. Shirley trained Yolanda, launched her career and opened the door to her present fame. How sad that she didn't pay final respect to her mentors. This is a sad message to send out to the young, i.e., we can be mentored, trained, tutored, taught, and carried then walk away from those who cared for us. This is wrong because we are to honor those who have instructed us in the Lord (1Thes 5:12-13). Unlike many pastors, mentors make us greater than themselves with pleasure and this is a wonderful thing. I appreciate the work of all our mentors because they don't have to do anything for us but do so because they love us and want to bring the best out of us. It is so sad Yolanda blew her final opportunity to show gratitude to Brenda Waters, Carl Preacher, and Ms. Shirley publically in her final hour because failure to do is disrespect to our deceased mentors that we loved so much. Thank you Brenda Waters, Carl Preacher and Ms. Shirley for the love you gave us that inspired us and the world to become a better place. And I'm so sorry that Yolanda has forgotten where you all brought her from but I must say, we all know that you all made her. This will never be forgotten. TTYL in glory!