Gospel Singer Donnie McClurkin’s Mother Dies of a Heart Attack

Donnie McClurkin and his family received some bad news this week.  The respected gospel singer found out that this mother, Frances McClurkin, died this week on January 18.  The singer’s mother passed as a result of a coronary heart attack that she suffered on January 13 of this month.  She passed at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Beth Page, NY.

Frances leaves behind seven children: Marlene,Donnie,Cheryl ,Andrea ,Tony,Tanya, and Rafael.   McClurkin passed this touching  message to his fans via Twitter:

pls keep my mother in ur prayers. 4give if I don’t respond much.. need pray..not words..PRAYER! just finished reading all of the tweets..thx

Donnie McClurkin is one of the most celebrated  singers in all of music.  Throughout his long career, he has won three Grammy awards, ten Stellar awards, two BET awards, two Soul Train awards, one Dove award and one NAACP Image award.  At the age of 31, he was diagnosed with leukemia, but has been winning that battle ever since.