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Homegoing Services For "The Queen of Gospel" Albertina Walker

Chicago, IL — It was during the last weekend of September 2010, Albertina Walker, hailed as the “Queen of Gospel”, and founder of the Caravans would celebrate her last earthly birthday.  It was on Sunday, August 29th, Queen Albertina was admitted to a local Chicago Hospital, and placed on a ventilator.  For some time she had been battling emphysema.  A few weeks later, she had a surgical procedure for a tracheostomy, where doctors said it was a success.  A short time after that, she was released from the ICU and placed in a specialty hospital to help with her recovery.  Shortly after her arrival, she was hit it pneumonia.

On Friday morning, October 8, 2010 at 4:30am, with her granddaughter, Tina Walker sitting by her bedside holding her hand, Queen Albertina, 81, was called home to rest with the Lord.

For the Walker Family, her close friends, associates, the Gospel Community and the world, this is a monumental loss.

Dr. Bobby Jones, “Not only was she a tremendous artist but she was one of my dearest friends who I will miss greatly and I am grieving of her homegoing.  Regardless of what I did or where I was, she was an avid supporter of everything I did.  Her personality was so strong, that most singers of today recognized her as the “Queen of Gospel” meaning that she stood tall, and she exhibited the love of Jesus in all that she did, which made her a queen.”

The Order of Services honoring the life and legacy of The Queen of Gospel, Dr. Albertina Walker are as follows:

Public Viewing

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Visitation:  9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (CST)
West Point Baptist Church
3566 South Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago, IL
Celebration of Life for “The Queen of Gospel” Musical Tribute – 7 p.m. (CST)
Apostolic Church of God
6320 South Dorchester Avenue, Chicago, IL

Thursday, October 14, 2010
Visitation: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (CST)
West Point Baptist Church
3566 South Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago, IL

Friday, October 15th,  2010
Visitation: 10 a.m. (CST)
Service of Celebration: 11:00 a.m. (CST)
West Point Baptist Church Rev. Dr. L. Bernard Jakes, Officiating
3566 South Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago, IL

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, tax deductible donations be made to:

The Albertina Walker Scholarship Foundation P.O. Box 496021 – Chicago, IL 60649

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