Atlanta Gospel vocalist, Kevin Lemons sadly passed away at the age of 44 on January 7th, 2023. Lemons has shared the stage with some of the biggest gospel music stars with his choir, Higher Calling, which has 103 members including Kirk Franklin, Hezekiah Walker, and BeBe Winans. His family announced his passing and posted a loving tribute to him on their official Instagram account.
Keep reading to know more about Kevin Lemons, including who he was, what happened to him, how he died, the cause of death, tributes for Kevin Lemons, and many more things!
Who Was Kevin Lemons?
Kevin Lemons was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, and started his music ministry in 1996. He established the now well-known Higher Calling by gathering a few friends and acquaintances in a small church. In order to put this ministry, also known as Kevin Lemons & Higher Calling, on a fast route to success, they worked assiduously to develop a sound and image that was distinctively their own. Under Kevin’s direction, Higher Calling started touring widely to spread their message of love, unity, and the value of spiritual growth.
His grandmother, Annie Ruth Lemons, founded the Atlanta Masonic Choir, which was established in 1942; his father was a well-known Atlanta choir director; his mother, Ruth, was a lead vocalist. Kevin Lemons & Higher Calling independently published “Destined for Greatness,” their debut CD, to widespread acclaim. Next, they released “The Declaration,” their sophomore effort, which peaked at Number 10 on the Billboard Gospel Charts.
Kevin Lemons & Higher Calling independently published “Destined for Greatness,” their debut CD, to widespread acclaim. Next, they released “The Declaration,” their sophomore effort, which peaked at Number 10 on the Billboard Gospel Charts.
How Did Kevin Lemons Die? Cause of Death
A 45-year-old gospel performer and well-known artist Kevin Lemonsunexpectedly passed away, on January 7th, 2023, according to his family. At the time this article is being written, the exact cause of Kevin Lemons’sunfortunate death is not disclosed by anyone. Also, no information is known regarding the funeral service for Kevin Lemons.
Kevin Lemons and Higher Callings’ official Instagram account wrote a long caption and showed respect toward their founder, saying
“It is with tremendous grief that we announce the transition of our Founder – Kevin Lemons,” the family wrote in an Instagram post. Additionally, they requested that his wife Tiunna, his family, and their ministry, Higher Calling, be remembered in everyone’s prayers.
Everyone is in agony, pain, and grief after hearing the news of his sudden demise. Where and how he died are still unknown, and the investigation is still underway. Kevin Lemons will be remembered as a creative choir director with contagious enthusiasm.
The North Carolina Beat Reaction
The North Carolina Beat also posted a statement and a confirmation of this terrible news on Facebook.
“Atlanta-based gospel musician Kevin Lemons, 44, is sadly passed away. Obnoxious Television claims that Lemon was discovered dead by his wife, Tiunna Lemons.
Tributes for Kevin Lemons
Larry Reid wrote a heartfelt memorial that states,
Stellar Awards commented, “The death of Kevin Lemons has shocked the entire Stellar Awards family. We send our thoughts and condolences to the choir members, admirers, and family of this man.”
King Jives Show: “For many years, I absolutely loved him, his choir, Kevin Lemons, and Higher Calling! I used to observe his choir practices and learn a great deal from seeing him coach his chorus to sing with exacting quality.
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