George Beverly Shea hospitalized with stroke

Absolutely Gospel is reporting that George Beverly Shea has been hospitalized with a stroke. He is 104 years old.

UPDATE, 4/16/13, 11 AM: Shea’s official Facebook posted this update: “Thank you to everyone for your kind comments, thoughts and prayers. I am resting comfortably with family and friends in God’s amazing grace.”

UPDATE, 4/17/13, last night: Shea has passed away.


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  1. What a great person he is.

  2. I just posted about George Beverly Shea, last week on FB. I was talking about how,as a child, my family
    and I would turn onto the Billy Graham Crusades and how wonderful it was, listening to Mr. Shea sing,
    Rev.Graham preach and watch all of the people walk the eyes, with tears in our eyes. I will be praying for you Mr.Shea!
    God blessed me through your beautiful voice!

  3. I LIVE ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE WORLD IN SOUTH AFRICA. WHEN I READ ABOUT MR SHAE HAD A STROKE, MY HEART IS JUST HURTING. HE IS THE MOST HUMBLE PERSON, AND IT IS REAL SAD THAT JESUS WILL CALL HIM TO HIS AWAITING MANSION, BUT HE USED ALL HIS YEARS SINCE HE WROTE HIS FIRST SONG , TO SERVE HIS MASTER. WHAT A PRIVELIDGE TO HIS FAMILY THAT HE WAS SPARED FOR SO MANY YEARS. HE WILL BE IN OUR PRAYERS AS WELL AS ALL EXTENDED FAMILY AND FRIENDS. HE MADE A DIFFERENCE ON THIS WORLD. I CAN STILL SEE HIM IN THE BILLY GRAHAM CONCERS, STARTING OF WITH TENT REVIVALS. I BOUGHT THE BEST OF THE BOOTH BROTHERS AND THEY SANG THERE AND BILL MENTIONED BEV. IT JUST FEEL SO INREAL, ALTHOUGH WE ALL THAT SERVE THE LORD, CAN SAY THANK YOU FOR KNOWING HIM, EVEN NOT AS A LOT OF GOSPEL PEOPLE FIRST HAND IN PERSON, BUT LIKE ME AND A LOT OF OTHERS I KNOW, WE WILL MISS HIM. I WILL KEEP WATCHI G OUT FOR YOUR E MAIL OF NEWS ABOUT MR BEV SHEA.
    THANK YOU
    TO ALL, MAY THE HOLY SPIRIT BE WITH YOU, GUIDE YOU AND I KNOW JESUS WILL TAKE CARE.
    IN MY PRAYERS

  4. According to Mr. Shea’s official facebook page, he is “resting comfortably”.

  5. Just saw on Twitter the he passed away. He was a great man.