Willa Ward

 

 

Age: 91

 

Summary: last surviving original gospel singer of the Ward Singers that also included the most renowned of whom was her younger sister Clara (d. 1973), in which the group was formed by their mother Gertrude in 1934 and it became one of the most famous and influential groups of what is considered the golden age of gospel singing.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural cause

 

Born: December 13, 1920

 

Died: August 12, 2012

 

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania