Lashun Pace, a legendary gospel singer, dies at the age of 60.
Pace, a founding member of the gospel vocal quartet The Anointed Pace Sisters, passed away on March 21.
Lydia Pace, Pace’s sister, told 11Alive’s Shiba Russell that Pace had been on dialysis for five years waiting for a kidney and died of organ failure Monday morning.
The Atlanta native was a member of The Anointed Pace Sisters, a well-known sibling gospel trio. The Grammy-nominated ensemble made up of nine sisters from Atlanta’s Poole Creek neighbourhood first shared their family melody at church and local talent contests before rising to gospel success.
Pace developed out her own career and released solo albums in addition to her popular singles “I Know I’ve Been Changed” and “Act Like You Know.” Lydia said LaShun was so happy about a sample of his 1996 song ‘Act Like You Know’ becoming a TikTok fad that he encouraged her to start working on another album.
The Christian Music Hall of Fame inducted Pace in 2007.
Her death is the Atlanta family’s third in less than two years. Duranice Pace, the oldest of the sisters, died last year. Seven of the nine Pace sisters and an adult daughter survive LaShun.