Who is Lee Williams' wife? The Spiritual QC's lead died days after 50th anniversary
Lee Williams and Annie celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on August 1
Lee Williams, the leader of the Spiritual QC's and the Godfather of quartet music has passed away aged 75 on August 30 in Tupelo, Mississippi. The band announced the death of the veteran gospel singer through an emotional Facebook post. He had celebrated his 75th birthday on July 28 and days after celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary with his wife Annie.
Speaking of sad demises of musical icons this year, the legendary Dusty Hill from ZZ Top died in his sleep in July following a hip injury. Reggae and dub icon Lee "Scratch" Perry died, August 29 at a hospital in Jamaica following an unspecified illness. The Grammy-winning crooner is survived by his wife and six kids. Dominican merengue singer Johnny Ventura died on July 28 following a heart attack, leaving behind his wife Josefina Flores who he was married to for over 50 years.
Who is Lee Williams' of the Spiritual QC's wife?
Annie Williams and Lee married each other on August 1, 1969. Details of where the couple met are sparse on the Internet, the reason for it could be the fact that Lee started recording only in 1996 after which he started gaining media attention and a fan base across the country. Before that, he was singing in the streets of Tupelo and the people over there have known and grown to his music way before he became popular.
“This is his hometown. This is where it all started,” Williams’ wife Annie said in an interview in 2018. “He was singing here in Tupelo long before anyone knew who he was," she shared. Annie had accompanied Lee to an event at Tupelo's Fairpark on July 28, 2018, where the legend was honored by being given the key to the city. The event was held to celebrate his retirement from traveling and music after his battle with Alzheimer's got tougher. A billboard was paid for by a promoter from Texas, seen by people traveling from Alabama into Mississippi, which declared Tupelo as the land of Elvis Presley and Lee Williams.
"It is with our deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of our fearless leader, Dr. Lee Williams. We thank God for allowing him to Stop By On His Way Home, and though he has moved from his temporary house, the love, the memories and the music will linger on. We will always remember that to Give Up is not an option if we want to be Welcomed Home. Funeral arrangements and other info will be announced at a later time. The family appreciates all of your condolences and respect during this time of bereavement. God Bless You All.....Thank You, Thank You and Thank You!" the Spiritual QC's wrote on Facebook updating everyone about Lee's passing after which fans took to Twitter to express their grief about his passing.