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Wednesday, September 29, 2010
“A MAN WE CALLED FRIEND”
THE WHISPERS, HAVE HAD THE GOOD FORTUNE OF KNOWING RICHARD” DICK” GRIFFEY, SINCE 1974. ALTHOUGH IT IS WELL DOCUMENTED THAT WE DIDN'T ALWAYS AGREE OVER THE YEARS, WE HAVE ALWAYS HAD GREAT LOVE AND RESPECT FOR THE BLESSING THAT GOD PERMITTED US TO BE TO EACH OTHER, IN OUR BUSINESS, PROFESSIONAL AND PERSON LIVES.
HIS EMINENT INTELLECT AND ROBUST PHYSICAL STATURE WAS EQUALLED ONLY BY HIS UNIQUE SENSE OF HUMOR, BEWITCHING BAD BOY SMILE AND HIS GOD GIVEN VISIONARY ATTRIBUTES, QUALITIES THAT CAN NOT BE TAUGHT, BOUGHT, BORROWED OR STOLEN.
OUR GREATEST REGRET IS THAT FATHER TIME WAS NOT KIND AS TO GIVE US THE OPPORTUNITY TO TELL DICK, JUST HOW MUCH WE LEARNED FROM HIM AND JUST HOW THANKFUL WE WILL ALWAYS BE THAT OUR LIVES TOUCHED HIS IN THIS ALL TO SHORT ODYSSEY CALLED LIFE. NEEDLESS TO SAY, TILL TIME INDEFINITE, THERE WILL BE A VACANCY IN THE HEARTS OF EACH MEMBER OF THE WHISPERS. WE SINCERELY HOPE THIS SOBERING OCCASION WILL CAUTION US ALL TO, ”NEVER PUT OFF TILL TOMORROW WHAT YOU CAN DO TODAY” AMEN!
IN CLOSING, WE WOULD LIKE TO ENCOURAGE THE SURVIVING FAMILY MEMBERS AND DEAR FRIENDS OF DICK GRIFFEY', TO READ PSALMS 23, IN YOUR HOLY BIBLES: IN PARTICULAR VERSE:4 WHICH SAYS,“YEAH THOUGH I WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH: I WILL FEAR NO EVIL; FOR YOU ARE WITH ME; YOUR ROD AND YOUR STAFF THEY COMFORT ME”. AND AS YOU READ GODS WORD, PLEASE REMEMBER THAT AS SURE AS GOD IS WITH EACH OF US, OUR HEARTS, THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU.
GOD LOVES YOU AND SO DO WE
Friday, March 5, 2010
TO THE SURVIVING FAMILY, FRIENDS AND FANS OF MR. RON BANKS, LEAD SINGER FOR THE LEGENDARY VOCAL GROUP, THE DRAMATICS.......
WE HAVE SHARED HOPES AND DREAMS, BLESSING AND SINS WITH RON AND THE REST OF THE GUYS FOR OVER 37 YEARS....... HIS UNIQUE VOCAL STYLE AND THE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC THAT HE BLESSED US ALL WITH WILL FOREVER ECHO IN THE CORRIDORS OF OUR HEARTS.......ALTHOUGH IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE NOT TO JOIN YOU IN SHEDDING TEARS OF PAIN AND LOST, WE PRAY THAT THOSE TEARS OF PAIN AND LOST WILL BE REPLACE BY TEARS OF HOPE AND JOY WHEN WE READ WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT THE CONDITION OF OUR DEPARTED LOVE ONES; ECCL.9:5 "THE LIVING ARE CONSCIOUS THAT THEY WILL DIE ; BUT THE DEAD IS CONSCIOUS OF NOTHING AT ALL." ---THEY ARE SIMPLY IN A STATE OF REST AS EXPRESSED BY OUR LORD AND SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST, WHEN HE SAID TO HIS DISCIPLES REFERRING TO THE DEATH OF LAZARUS AT JOHN 11:11-14 " LAZARUS OUR FRIEND HAS GONE TO REST, BUT I AM GOING THERE TO AWAKEN HIM.,..... BUT THEY DID NOT FULLY UNDERSTAND .THEN JESUS SAID TO THEM OUTSPOKENLY: " LAZARUS HAS DIED."
SO WE PRAY ONE DAY SOON THAT WE WILL ALL BE ABLE TO REJOICE FOR RON, KNOWING THAT HE HAS PUT UP A GOOD FIGHT, HE HAS FINISHED THE RACE AND FINALLY, HE REST IN PEACE!!!!!!!
MAY GOD ALWAYS DIRECT YOUR STEPS
WE LOVE YOU
SCOTTY, WALTER, LEAVEIL AND NICK
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Doesn’t it just blow your natural mind
that GOD has commanded father time
to allow each and everyone of us
to live another year to hear
the fluttering of Angel wings as they rush
to join us this Christmas as we celebrate the birth of baby JESUS?
To our family and friends, every child woman and man,
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND TO ALL A GOOD LIFE!
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
We hope that the Levert family finds the courage and determination to bear this irreparable loss by knowing that Sean is on an eternal journey with God where he is singing and praising with the heavenly angels and there is joy and peace in his heart.
Monday, December 17, 2007
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND TO ALL A GOOD LIFE
I THINK, SOMETIMES, WE LOOSE TRACK OF THE TRUE MEANING AND IN- TENT OF CHRISTMAS. WE HAVE BEEN BRAIN-WASHED, OVER THE YEARS, INTO THE BELIEF THAT CHRISTMAS IS THE SEASON TO SHOWER ONE ANOTHER WITH PRESENTS, MAKING UNWISE DECISION, GETTING INTO LONG TERM DEBT BUYING SINGLE DAY GIFTS TO OFTEN WE CAN NOT AFFORD, HENCE ”THE COMMERCIAL CHRISTMAS OF MAN”
HOWEVER THERE IS ANOTHER CHRISTMAS, WHICH CELEBRATES THE BIRTH OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS, THE CHRIST.
TRUELY SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE, NOT FOR JUST A SINGLE SEASON OR ONE DAY OF THE YEAR BUT, EACH DAY WE DRAW BREATH. HENCE, IT IS “THE RIGHTIOUS CHRISTMAS OF GOD” THAT WE ASK YOU IN CONCERT WITH US TO FOCUS YOUR ATTENTION…….
NOW OVER FORTY AND FOUR YEARS THE WHISPERS HAVE LIVED, WORKED, PLAYED AND PRAYED TOGATHER…….
WE HAVE BEEN SIMPLY, BLESSED TO MAKE A LIVING DOING WHAT WE LOVE. AND SINCE WE DID NOT CREATE OUR-SELVES, THERE IS NO QUESTION IN OUR MINDS THAT THE INDIVIDUAL AND COLLECTIVE TALENTS THAT WE HAVE ARE GIFTS FROM GOD AND THEY HAVE MADE ROOM FOR US…….
BUT AS WE GIVE GOD THANKS, PRAISE AND ALL GLORY! HE MAKES IT ABUNDANTLY CLEAR TO US THAT OUR TALENTS WITHOUT YOUR APPROVAL WOULD SIMPLY BE OUR OPION AND OUR ABILITY TO MAKE A LIVING WITH OUT YOUR UNFAILLING SUPPORT WOULD BE AN IMPOSSI- BILITY…….
SO, ALTHOUGH WE DO NOT KNOW ALL OF YOU BY NAME, WE PRAY THAT EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU WILL BELIEVE US WHEN WE SAY-
WE LOVE YOU AND WE THANK GOD FOR GIVING US SUCH A WONDERFUL FAMILY OF FANS!!!
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND TO ALL A GOOD LIFE!
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Please let the words that I tell you, educate and help you.
A few months ago, I was experiencing some shortness of breath and decided to have a full physical done. I was not expecting any bad news, but rather a simple remedy to a simple problem. I was definitely wrong. I was diagnosed with heart disease. After alerting my family and dealing with the "why me?" and the "I don't deserve this", I decided to fight back. This is certainly not the end.
I am currently recovering from surgery. With each passing day I am feeling better and look forward to returning to The Whispers very soon. I encourage all that are reading this to know and understand that there are people out there that are just like me, that have not taken the time to go to the doctor. If you love them, have them go and get checked out before it is too late. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States and account for 29% of all U.S. deaths.
As for me, I have been a Whisper for the past 35 years and I intend to continue to do so until the Lord says my time is done. I appreciate all of the kind words, flowers and prayers that I have received over this trying time. My family, friends and fans have been of the upmost support to me. Please consider my life to be just like the lyrics to " And The Beat Goes On"
"I'm still moving strong, on and on......."