Gospel Singing Duo Mary Mary’s Father Loses Battle With Cancer

June 27, 2013  |  

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According to ChristianPost.com, Erica and Tina Campbell are bidding farewell to their father, Eddie Atkins, Jr. who had been fighting cancer.

Radio producer, Sheilah Belle, announced that Mr. Campbell had lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday in Los Angeles.

Erica and Tina have reached out to supporters via Twitter, thanking them for their prayers and well-wishes, saying:

“Thanks (for) all the kind words & prayers sent today. Our Dad was a great man, but he’s with Jesus now he taught us how to pray & trust God… Our hearts are heavy but we can rejoice knowing our father knew we loved him. RIP Elder Eddie A. Atkins Jr. Rest in the arms of Jesus Daddy.”

The sister singers have been supported by a host of celebrities, including former Glee star Amber Riley who tweeted:

“My condolences to Mary Mary and their families and friends for the loss of their father. I can’t even imagine losing a parent. Prayers.”

Comedian and actor, Rickey Smiley, reached out to the duo to express his condolences as well:

“So sorry to hear about Mary Mary’s loss … Please keep them lifted in prayer.”

The sisters have been a highly acclaimed and awarded Gospel duo since the early 2000s, bringing a new sound to the Gospel music world to reach those who might not listen to traditional Gospel music. Unfortunately, the sisters have recently decided to split up as a singing group. Erica has decided to pursue a solo career. Click here to listen to her first single.

Our thoughts and prayers go out the Atkins/Campbell families during this time of bereavement.

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