Bev Lowry Passes Away

Mark Lowry has just posted that his mother, Beverly Lowry, passed away this evening. He said: “Mama went home to be with The Lord tonight. She was eating dinner at the nursing home and her heart stopped. She’s with Jesus now. Please pray for my sweet daddy.”

Beverly Lowry was a noted songwriter in her own right. Her best-known song was The Cathedrals’ “I Thirst”:

That was far from her only song of note; her other writes and co-writes include “When They Found Nothing” (Legacy Five), “Across the River” (Triumphant Quartet), “The Ground is Level” (Ernie Haase), and “Monuments” (Legacy Five).


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  1. I love that song, and no one could do it like George. I placed “I Thirst” as my second-favorite all-time Younce feature, behind only “Suppertime”.

  2. I first heard Bev Lowry singing on TV at a church in Pensacola Florida and goggled to learn more about her. She had a beautiful voice and I’ve purchased most of her CD’s and play them often. It is heart breaking for those left behind but she is with Jesus. What a wonderful homecoming she is experiencing at the gates of Heaven.

  3. I was blessed to know Bev in her later life at the nursing home. She was a sweet and gentle soul. At times she would sing part of “Promises to me” She is with the Lord and at peace now. Prayers for the family from my family.

    • That is so neat – both that you got to know her at that point in her life and that at that point in her life she was still being a blessing to those around her.

  4. I was so blessed to have known this precious Lady back in the 70’s at Greenwood Village Baptist School in Houston, Texas. We all loved to hear her sing and play the piano. It was like a big family at our school under Bro. Harold Clayton and Bro. Mike Ivey. Went to school with Mark Lowery. Prayers for this Family, and she will be greatly missed.

  5. I always loved to see her on Mark’s videos. I really enjoyed the songs she wrote as well. I believe “I Thirst” is one of the better written songs.

  6. MARK AND FAMILY I AM DEEPLY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR MOM .LOVE HER SINGING AND WRITING.PRAYING FOR U AND FAMILY. SHE IS IN HEAVEN NOW SINGING AT JESUS FEET./ THE SONG LOOK FOR ME AND KNOWING YOU WILL B THERE IS 2 SONGS THAT CAME TO MY MIND WHEN I HEARD ABOUT MRS BEVERLY PASSING. SINCERELY YOUR FRIEND N CHRIST PAMELA JACOBS

  7. Mark my prayers are with you and family. looking forward to hearing your Mothers beautiful voice in heaven.

  8. I had the privilege of hearing her sing as well at Greenwood Village Baptist Church (Rev. Harold Clayton) where we attended for 20 years. Beautiful voice and what a sweet Christian woman of God. Brings back some great memories.

  9. I was blessed to have known her as my professor at Liberty. She was a special lady and I enjoyed her class very much. She will be truly missed here on earth, but I have no doubt she is singing with the angels right now. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Lowry family at this time!

  10. I recently saw her in a comedy skit that Gold City & the Old Time Gospel Hour Quartet did. In it she’s a crazed fan of bass singers. I can’t remember which one though (Tim Riley or Christian Davis) and to make the long story short. Both groups end up dying in a bus crash and when they go to heaven Tim & Christian have a sing-off where the loser has to sing soprano in the heavenly choir. It’s very funny. Of course Tim wins and Christian begs for mercy, then wakes up and realizes it was a dream.

    • That was “The Dream”. I watched that recently, too, and it didin’t even register that the woman was Bev Lowry! I learned something new today!

      • I knew that. It was one of the first things that came to mind when she passed away. I thought about putting it in the post, but it seemed too lighthearted for an obituary!

      • This isn’t really an obituary though.

      • It’s in this site’s obituaries column, though, and about as close to an obituary as I get.

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJ8OBEQ3Ldc
        Brian, that link should works. Just go to 17:08

  11. Thanks for the link to the video, I was searching for that one. She looked so vibrant and happy! I recognized the Taco song from an old cassette tape I had years ago. That video must have been fun to make.

  12. Bev had such a vibrant and happy life and her beautiful voice was always a joy to hear. I am so sorry that we never had a reunion of the female cousins. We talked about it and the time just went by too quickly. My thoughts and prayers are with Charles, Mike, Mark and Melissa.,
    Cousin Willa Marie