Jennifer Holliday Took Us To Church To Honor John Lewis

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Singer Jennifer Holliday performed Thursday during the funeral service for Congressman John Lewis, which was held at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.

The event capped a six-day memorial for Lewis, a beloved civil rights icon.

Holliday first rose to fame as a Tony Award-winning member of the original cast of “Dreamgirls” on Broadway. His interpretation of “And I Am Telling You” is now legendary.

She took center stage at Ebenezer to honor Lewis with the hymn “Only what you do for Christ will last”.

“You can seek earthly power and fame / And the world might be in awe of your great name,” she sang. “Soon the glories of this life will all soon be gone / But only what you do for Christ will last.” “Holliday sparked a backlash in 2017 after agreeing to perform at a welcome concert linked to President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

She then changed her mind on the scene, citing opposition from the LGBTQ community that has long supported her.

Holliday wasn’t the only singer to move those present at the funeral.

Famous gospel singers Marvin Winans and his brother BeBe Winans put on an exciting performance of “Good Trouble”.

Marvin Winans shared that he, Bebe, and their sister CeCe Winans sang for Lewis in the last days of his life.

He and his brother then led the gathered people in a performance of one of the songs they sang for Lewis: “We Shall Overcome”.

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