Nashville, TN – Today, the family of LaBreeska Hemphill has announced plans to live stream the celebration of life service on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 2 PM CT from Christ Church Nashville. To view the service, log onto www.CCNash.org and click on LIVE STREAMING.
“As a family, we have decided to stream the celebration of life service for those who are not able to attend. She loved ministry and she loved people,” said daughter Candy Hemphill Christmas. “We invite those who loved her to join with us in the celebration of her life.”
The life of LaBreeska Hemphill touched countless lives through the years. Her influence and legacy was evidenced by the tributes from those who loved her.
“We are sad to hear that Labreeska Hemphill has slipped from our Gospel Music community; we are glad to know that she has instead slipped into the arms of Jesus. The death of a saint of God is only sad on this side of the very sheer veil. On the other side there is great rejoicing and no more pain. We believe that there is eternity on both sides, as we are all learning to recognize and embrace the eternal in every moment. Soon for us all, the material will let go and the eternal will flood in with no veil to filter it! LaBreeska was a dear and unselfish lady who loved her Lord, her family and all of us who were brought into her life. We shall miss her…but not for long.” – Bill and Gloria Gaither
“As Joel said, we know where she’s going and will see her again. How blessed we all were to have had her wonderful and amazing talent and spirit on earth this long.” – Reba
“I loved LaBreeska Hemphill, everyone did. She always had a smile on her face and made you feel loved. This world is a better place because of her love for Jesus, her family and for gospel music. A mother’s greatest testimony is her family and we can clearly see the hand of God on her family through the way they minister and help others. The gospel music community will be forever grateful for her paving a path for all of us to follow.” –Jason Crabb
“I never heard LaBreeska say an unkind word about anyone. She always had a smile and always said “I love you” every time she saw me. I loved to hear her sing but to know her was even better. She was a wonderful Christian lady. May she rest in the arms of Jesus.” – Duane Allen, Oak Ridge Boys
“Psalm 116:15 says ‘Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.’ LaBreeska Hemphill is now rejoicing with the angels.” – Larry Gatlin
“Just learned of the passing of a sweet Gospel music legend, Labreeska Hemphill. She was always so kind with an encouraging word for all.” – Rodney Griffin, Greater Vision
“LaBreeska Hemphill was a beautiful lady inside and out. We’ll miss her sweet smile. Love and prayers to the Hemphill family.”
– Lauren Talley Ivey, The Talleys