Grace English, mother of Michael and Biney English official obituary

Grace English, mother of Michael and Biney English
Grace English, mother of Michael English

Wallace, NC (July 14, 2016) Grace English, mother of Gospel singers Michael and Biney English passed away yesterday surrounded by her family after bravely battling the illness that took her life.

Michael stated, “Thank you everyone for all your thoughts and prayers.

‘There’ll be no sorrow there, no more burdens to bear,

No more sickness, no pain, no more parting over there;

And forever I will be with the One who died for me,

What a day, glorious day that will be.’

My Momma is no longer in pain and she’s in the arms of Jesus. The ultimate healing. She was my biggest supporter and fan. I love you Momma!”

Michael English and his mother Grace
Michael English and his mother Grace

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Stevens Management Group

Att: Michael English

2861 Call Hill Road

Nashville, TN 37211

The following is the Obituary from the Quinn McGowen Funeral Home Wallace Chapel:

Grace Elizabeth Torrans English, age 80, of Wallace, North Carolina left this earthly life for her eternal rest on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from Vidant Duplin Hospital.

She was born February 12, 1936 in Duplin County, North Carolina and the daughter of the late Joshua Ellis and Elizabeth Blanchard Torrans. Grace was also predeceased by her sister and best friend, Judy Linda Stone and twin brothers, Ellis Ray Torrans, Sr. and Thomas Grey Torrans.

Grace was owner and manager of Biney’s Music in Wallace. Surviving are her devoted sons, Biney English and wife Beverly of Wallace and Michael English of Nashville, TN; grandchildren, Jessica English Whitley, Megan Cook and husband Keith, Sean English, Isabella English and Grace English; great grandchildren, Alexis Whitley, Madison Whitley, Asia Whitley, Chloe Whitley, Macie Whitley, Isaiah Calcote, Stella Cook, Ruby Cook and Georgia Cook; brother Jackie Torrans of Harrells; special niece Kimberly Rose Stone and other numerous nieces, nephews and friends that loved Grace dearly.

Grace was a loving mother and caring grandmother and friend. She found great joy in the simplest of things, but her greatest joy was family. With a kind heart and witty personality, she was a great pleasure to be around. Grace loved her family and was especially proud of her sons, Biney and Michael as well as her precious grandchildren. She was a lady in every sense of the word and to know Grace was to love her. She will surely be missed but cherished memories will forever live in the hearts of those who knew and loved Grace English.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, July 15, 2016 at Quinn McGowen Funeral Home Wallace Chapel.

Burial will follow in Devotional Gardens in Warsaw, North Carolina.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, one hour prior the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial gifts may be sent to Golden Rule Foundation Inc., 155 Fussell Square Lane, Teachey, NC 28464.

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Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Wallace, NC.

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About Michael English

In Michael’s autobiography, The Prodigal Comes Home: My Story of Failure and God’s Story of Redemption (Thomas Nelson, Inc), he gives readers an honest look at the painful path that led him away from God and his family, but more importantly, he shows how God, with grace and mercy, rescued Michael and redeemed his shattered life.

“When the lowest thing that could possibly happen happens; don’t give up, because you might be missing a blessing down the road,” says English. “When I started driving my own life, as though God were like some kind of global positioning system that I could choose to follow or ignore, I turned down dead ends and dark alleys, thinking they were going to lead me somewhere.”

In 2009, Michael’s life came full circle as he returned to the Gaither Vocal Band as their lead singer. After a successful five year run with the GVB, Michael felt called to return to a full time solo career at the end of 2013.

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