Singer Jennifer Holliday sang Thursday on the funeral service for Congressman John Lewis, which was held at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. The occasion capped a six-day memorial for Lewis, a beloved civil rights icon.
Holliday first got here to fame as a Tony Award-winning member of the unique Broadway forged of “Dreamgirls.” Her rendition of “And I Am Telling You” is now legendary.
She took middle stage at Ebenezer to honor Lewis with the hymn, “Solely What You Do for Christ Will Final.”
“Chances are you’ll search earthly energy, and fame/And the world may be impressed by your nice title,” she sang. “Quickly the glories of this life will all quickly be previous/However solely what you do for Christ will final.”
She additionally carried out “Take My Hand, Treasured Lord.”
Holliday sparked a backlash in 2017 after she agreed to carry out at an inauguration-related welcome live performance for President Donald Trump. She later modified her thoughts about performing, citing opposition from the LGBTQ group which has lengthy supported her.
Holliday was not the one singer to maneuver these in attendance of the funeral.
Famed gospel singers Marvin Winans and and his brother BeBe Winans gave a rousing efficiency of “Good Bother.”
Marvin Winans shared that he, Bebe and their sister CeCe Winans sang for Lewis within the ultimate days of his life.
He and his brother then led these gathered in a rendition of one of many songs they sang for Lewis: “We Shall Overcome.”