Frances McClurkin, the mother of gospel singer, Donnie McClurkin & GRAMMY nominated siblings, passed away on Friday,January 18 at 11pm/EST from complications of a massive coronary heart attack which was suffered  on Sunday, January 13 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bethpage,NY.

Frances leaves behind seven children: Marlene,Donnie,Cheryl ,Andrea ,Tony,Tanya, Rafael, and a host of grandchildren and  great grand children.  Preceding Frances in her journey are children Olivia and Thomas.

The McClurkin Family would like to thank everyone for their prayers and words of support during this challenging time. Details for Homegoing Service to follow.

Om January 14, Donnie posted the following to his twitter account:

Our prayers are with him at this tragic time.

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