JJ Hairston: Gospel Singer’s Mother Dies

Gospel star JJ Hairston is mourning the loss of his mother, Evangelist Sandra F. Johnson.

Hairston’s mom died on Wednesday, Feb. 12 after battling cancer.

The director of the Connecticut-based choir Youthful Praise spoke about his mom’s ongoing illness during the live recording of his last CD in November 2013. During the session, Hairston and Youthful Praise recorded a song he penned for his mom called ‘All Things Well,’ which was led by David McClure.

In a statement from his rep, Hairston and his family thanked his peers, colleagues, friends and fans for the outpouring of heartfelt love they’ve received during this difficult time.

Services for Evangelist Johnson will take place on Thursday, Feb. 20. The viewing will be from 5-7pm and the funeral will take place immediately following.

Location: Mt. Sinai Cathedral
1916 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11233
Rev. Clarence L. Sexton, Jr.

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