Eva Mae LeFevre, Home at Last

Eva Mae LeFevre passed away at 7:25 a.m. on Monday, May 18, 2009, at age 91. She had been hospitalized in April for pneumonia at which time doctors also discovered a fractured hip.


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Known as the First Lady of Gospel Music, Eva Mae LeFevre became the first living woman to be inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1978. Ten years later, she was the first gospel music inductee into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Eva Mae first began singing and playing the piano as a young child at her father’s church in South Carolina. In 1934, she married Urias LeFevre and began a 40 year journey leading The Lefevres, which became one of the most beloved groups in gospel music history. Eva Mae’s trademark alto voice and piano artistry became a defining influence for the LeFevres. The group became staples on WGST radio, based out of their hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. They later pioneered a gospel music television program, The Gospel Singing Caravan, while touring as many as 100,000 miles a year across North America.

After attempting to retire years ago, Eva Mae could never walk away from her love for gospel music. She continued to delight audiences across North America throughout her twilight years, both through Gaither Homecoming appearances and solo concerts. Today, she has joined her husband in eternity. Her spirit, her dignity, that flawless alto voice and contagious laugh, her quick sense of humor and unshakable faith in Christ was an inspiration to us all. She will be sorely missed.

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Spring 2009: Eva Mae LeFevre is recovering at an Atlanta area nursing home after being released from the hospital in late April. She was admitted to the hospital due to a mild case of pneumonia. During her stay, the doctors also discovered she has a fractured hip. Please keep her in your prayers.MARIETTA, GA (Press Release) - Eva Mae LeFevre has been in an Atlanta area hospital for an extended stay. She is now recovering and hopes to be back to normal soon. Thank you for your love, concerns and your prayers. If you would like to send Eva Mae a card, send to: Eva Mae LeFevre P.O. Box 681081 Marietta, GA 30068-0019
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